Theorizing normalization as hidden privilege

Pease, Bob 2011, Theorizing normalization as hidden privilege, in Normalization and "outsiderhood" feminist readings of a neoliberal welfare state, Bentham e Books, Sweden, pp.69-79.

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Title Theorizing normalization as hidden privilege
Author(s) Pease, Bob
Title of book Normalization and "outsiderhood" feminist readings of a neoliberal welfare state
Editor(s) Fahlgren, Siv
Johansson, Anders
Mulinari, Diana
Publication date 2011
Series Rethinking research and professional practices in terms of relationality, subjectivity and power
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 10
Start page 69
End page 79
Total pages 11
Publisher Bentham e Books
Place of Publication Sweden
Keyword(s) privilege
systematically conferred advantages
internalised dominance
classism
sexism
whiteliness
heteronormativity
ableism
social practices
collective responsibility
Summary 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.
ISBN 9781608052790
ISSN 2210-2833
Language eng
Field of Research 160806 Social Theory
Socio Economic Objective 940116 Social Class and Inequalities
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2011, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041149

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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