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The Resource The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy

The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy

Label
The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage
Title
The perils of "privilege"
Title remainder
why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage
Statement of responsibility
Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Privilege--the word, the idea, the j'accuse that cannot be answered with equanimity--is the new rhetorical power play. From social media to academia, public speech to casual conversation, "Check your privilege" or "Your privilege is showing" are utilized to brand people of all kinds with a term once reserved for wealthy, old-money denizens of exclusive communities. Today, "privileged" applies to anyone who enjoys an unearned advantage in life, about which they are likely oblivious. White privilege, male privilege, straight privilege--those conditions make everyday life easier, less stressful, more lucrative, and generally better for those who hold one, two, or all three designations. But what about white female privilege in the context of feminism? Or fixed gender privilege in the context of transgender? Or weight and height privilege in the context of hiring practices and salary levels? Or food privilege in the context of public health? Or two parent, working class privilege in the context of widening inequality for single parent families? In The Perils of Privilege, Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines the rise of this word into extraordinary potency. Does calling out privilege help to change or soften it? Or simply reinforce it by dividing people against themselves? And is privilege a concept that, in fact, only privileged people are debating?"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.5/234
Index
index present
LC call number
HT635
LC item number
.B68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Online YPIS Wars -- Lonely at Amherst -- The "Problematic Fave" -- Privileged Impostors -- Bizarro Privilege
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781250091208
Lccn
2016044920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973480779
  • UtOrBLW
Label
The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Online YPIS Wars -- Lonely at Amherst -- The "Problematic Fave" -- Privileged Impostors -- Bizarro Privilege
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781250091208
Lccn
2016044920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973480779
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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