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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Marcen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-04T15:40:59Z
dc.date.available2016-01-04T15:40:59Z
dc.date.issuedJanuary 2014en
dc.identifier.citationPeters, M. (2014) Reflecting on the Oppressor in the Mirror. IDS Bulletin 45(1): 99-103en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7299
dc.description.abstractDrawing extensively from personal experience, the author explores what it is like to experience patriarchy from the perspective of a person of privilege. He tracks his journey as a young white man coming to terms with the undue privilege that he is afforded on the basis of his race and gender. The article also explores the flaws the author finds in rigid identity politics that hinder collaboration, and attempts to illustrate how people lose and the system wins when activists engage in in?fighting and cling tightly to narrow definitions of identity. Ultimately, the article makes the case for how shared humanity is a key component in making significant progress in social change efforts and in society as a whole.en
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dc.publisher© 2014 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 45 Nos. 1en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleReflecting on the Oppressor in the Mirroren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2013 The Author. IDS Bulletin © 2013 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1759-5436.12074en


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