Download e-book for iPad: Age Discrimination and Diversity: Multiple Discrimination by Malcolm Sargeant

By Malcolm Sargeant

ISBN-10: 1107003776

ISBN-13: 9781107003774

This quantity of essays is anxious with the discrimination opposed to older people who effects from a failure to recognize their variety. by means of contemplating the original combos of discrimination that come up from the interrelationship of age and gender, pensions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic classification and incapacity, the participants reveal that the discrimination suffered is a number of in nature. it's the mix of those features that ends up in the necessity for extra advanced methods of tackling age discrimination.

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However, it seems that bell hooks was the first to articulate the idea that gender and race are inseparable identity characteristics that set black women apart from black men and white women. 20 lynn roseberry that white feminists often drew analogies between ‘women’ and ‘blacks’, hooks asserted that the use of these analogies exemplified white feminists’ ‘support of the exclusion of black women from the women’s movement’ and that ‘what they were really comparing was the social status of white women with that of black people’ (hooks 1981: 8).

Intersectional discrimination signifies the view that discrimination based on several grounds produces very specific types of discrimination, in which the several grounds operate and interact with each other so that it is not possible to determine which ground of discrimination is determinative in a given case. Nor can the kinds of discrimination experienced by persons having multiple targeted identities be reduced to cumulative experiences of discrimination on different grounds. The concept of intersectionality has itself run into difficulty as the challenge of accounting for differences within identity categories has led to ever more complex identity combinations (Conaghan 2009: 30–1; Goldberg 2009: 124).

American psychology professor Beverly Tatum characterises the experience of racism in relation to Erikson’s reference to ‘outer circumstances’ that create a ‘painful identity-consciousness’ (Tatum 2002: 21). Tatum explains that this painful identity-consciousness shows itself in the fact that when we reflect on who we are, we identify those aspects of our identity that belong to a socially disadvantaged category as having more importance than others. To illustrate this point, Tatum recounts how she regularly gave her students a classroom exercise which consisted of completing the sentence ‘I am .

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