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Becoming An Ally: Breaking the Cycle of Oppression

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This new edition of a classic book, expanded to encompass the last seven years of work, experiences, and insight, looks specifically at addressing oppression in people. By narrowing the focus, Anne Bishop again raises a number of questions concerning where oppression comes from: Has it always been with us as a part of 'human nature'? What can we do to change it? What does individual healing have to do with the struggles for social justice?

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Overview

This new edition of a classic book, expanded to encompass the last seven years of work, experiences, and insight, looks specifically at addressing oppression in people. By narrowing the focus, Anne Bishop again raises a number of questions concerning where oppression comes from: Has it always been with us as a part of 'human nature'? What can we do to change it? What does individual healing have to do with the struggles for social justice?

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"A well argued, well researched, non-polemical but gentle and helpful book. Absorbing the topic is made that much easier by the comfortable and yet authoritative tone Anne Bishop uses."

-Heather Haas Barclay, Ontario Association of Social Workers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842772256
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Bishop is a community development work and popular educator. She has also worked in the field of international development.

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Table of Contents

Why Write a Book about Becoming an Ally?
• Step 1: Understanding Oppression: How Did it Come About?
• Step 1: Understanding Oppression: How is it Held in Place?
• Step 1: Understanding Oppression: The Personal is Political
• A Story: Racism and Sexism
• Step 2: Understanding Different Oppressions
• Step 3: Consciousness and Healing
• Step 4: Becoming a Worker in Your Own Liberation
• Step 5: Becoming an Ally
• Notes on Educating Allies
• Step 6: Maintaining Hope

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