This chapter provides a theoretical overview of some of the ways in which the process of normalization functions as forms of hidden privilege. It outlines how privileged groups come to represent the dominant norm whereby white, male, able-bodied, heterosexual, middle-class people in Western societies come to embody what it means to be normal. It also explores strategies for challenging the normalization of privilege by encouraging the development of responsibility not only for individual actions but also for the social practices which create them.
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