This volume explores the origins of oppression. Has oppression 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? What does social justice have to do with individual healing? Why do members of oppressed groups fight each other, sometimes more viciously than their oppressor? Why do some who experience oppression develop a life-long commitment to fighting oppression, while others turn around and oppress others? The book is aimed at helping people who are working with groups to become aware of their own oppressive behaviour as well as the oppressions they themselves experience, the inter-connections that may exist between these different forms of oppression; and how to begin to work in solidarity with others to reduce their oppression.
- Publication Date:
- 27 / 09 / 2002