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“Oppressive Things” by Shen-yi Liao (University of Puget Sound)

Date: 3:30pm PST January 26, 2018 Location: J.R Howard Hall 102

J.R Howard Hall 102

Minds can be biased. Practices can be biased. Things can be biased too. Oppressive things are parts of the physical world that are biased in congruence with systems of oppression—such as racism, sexism, classism, and ableism. Oppressive things structure and normalize patterns of associations, imaginings, and behaviors. And oppressive things sustain and reinforce problematic epistemological, moral, and aesthetic norms.


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