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Privilege (Social psychology)


  • Here are entered works on advantages that are conferred due to social attributes.
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    • found: Work cat.: 2016009658: Privilege, 2017: summary (Privilege is about more than being white, wealthy, and male--as Michael Kimmel, Abby Ferber, and a wide range of contributors make clear in this fourth edition of their innovative and timely anthology)
    • found: 96004483: Wildman, Stephanie M. Privilege revealed, 1996: page 13 (First, the characteristics of the privileged group define the societal norm, often benefiting those in the privileged group. Second, privileged group members can rely on their privilege and avoid objecting to oppression. Both the conflation of privilege with the societal norm and the implicit option to ignore oppression mean that privilege is rarely seen by the holder of the privilege)
    • found: Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, 2009: Heterosexual privilege (Privilege refers to the advantage bestowed upon one group that is denied to others because of group membership. Traditionally, studies of social inequality have focused on the oppressed status of a minority group. However, focusing only on discrimination is not a complete picture. As one group is discriminated against, another group occupies a privileged, dominant status enjoying access to goods, services, or even an acceptance that other social groups do not posses. Understanding privilege is about understanding unearned institutionalized entitlements and advantages)
    • found: Kendall, Frances E. Understanding white privilege, 2012: (White privilege is an institutional, rather than personal, set of benefits granted to those of us who, by race, resemble the people who hold the power positions in our institutions. One of the primary privileges is having greater access to power and resources than people of color do; in other words, purely on the basis of our skin color doors are open to us that are not open to other people)
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    • Here are entered works on advantages that are conferred due to social attributes.
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    • 2017-04-25: new
    • 2017-07-13: revised
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