Explorations in Privilege, Oppression and Diversity

ISBN-10: 0534517420
ISBN-13: 9780534517427
Edition: 2005
List price: $151.95
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Description: EXPLORATION IN PRIVILEGE, OPPRESSION AND DIVERSITY features mental health practitioners' and faculty members' personal stories of people becoming aware of their own privilege and discovering what it means to become an ally and show personal  More...

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List price: $151.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

EXPLORATION IN PRIVILEGE, OPPRESSION AND DIVERSITY features mental health practitioners' and faculty members' personal stories of people becoming aware of their own privilege and discovering what it means to become an ally and show personal compassion to those who are different and discriminated against because of that difference. In acknowledgement of the challenging process of self-explorations to which all practitioners must submit themselves, Anderson and Middleton conceived a realistic text that educates practitioners and students on matters of privilege, oppression, and diversity and illuminates their impact on work with clients, colleagues, students, and associates. Each reading is meant to prompt readers into a self reflective process that could relate to practice implications and direct application of the issue raised, while discussion questions at the end of each story provide readers with an excellent opportunity to process these issues on a personal level. By studying the true stories that reveal these professionals' insights and understanding, readers learn how to recognize, struggle with, and accept their own privilege and thus become stronger, more effective practitioners.

Dr. Valerie Middleton is an associate professor-at the School of Education and has written several pieces on multicultural issues. She is the lead instructor for the multicultural class for the masters and doctoral level counseling students within the program. In addition to teaching multicultural issues, Dr. Middleton has trained on diversity at many institutions.

Preface
About the Contributors
Introduction: An Awakening to Privilege, Oppression, and Discrimination
Stories of Privilege
Stories of White Privilege
White Out: Privilege and Its Problems
Supposed to Know Better: On Accepting Privilege
White Male Privilege in the Context of My Life
Stories of Socioeconomic Privilege
Understanding and Experiencing Class Privilege
Deprivations and Privileges We All Have
Stories of Able-Bodied Privilege
Seeing Through Another Lens
Dirty Secrets and Unholy Unions: Disability-Based Oppression and Privilege
Stories of Heterosexual Privilege
Increasing Awareness of Heterosexism and Homophobia: A Personal and Professional Exploration
Reflections on Heterosexual Privilege
Stories of Sexism
"Men Can't Be Raped": The Challenge of Sexism in Counseling
Exploring Male Privilege: Journey of Two White Middle-Class Men
How I Got My Wings
Issues Related to Privilege, Oppression, and Discrimination
Stories of Assumed Privilege
Assumed Privilege: A Double-Edged Sword
"Who, Me? White?": The Process of Acknowledging and Challenging Racial Privilege
No Parece: The Privilege and Prejudice Inherent in Being a Light-Skinned Latino Without an Accent
Stories of Internalized Oppression, Acculturation, and Assimilation
Oppression of the Spirit: Complexities in the Counseling Encounter
Acculturation and Identity: Intra-Ethnic Distinctions Among Mexican Americans
Unmasking Within-Group Prejudice: A Case Study
Stories of Personal Compassion and Being Allies
Personal Compassion and Alliance Building: Observations of an Asian American Professor
Going Through Cultural Barriers in Counseling
Tales from the Heart of Dixie: Using White Privilege to Fight Racism
Yes, I See You're Committed to the Cause ... But Where's Your Credibility, and Why That Angst?
A Multiracial Unity Group for Graduate Students
Glossary
Index

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