Anti-Oppressive Practice: Social Care and the Law by Jane Dalrymple, Beverley Burke

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Together with ideology they function as a highly effective system of social control. Therefore oppression can be seen ‘as a state of affairs in which life chances are constructed, and as the process by which this state of affairs is created and maintained’ (Mullender and Ward, 1993: 148). The interactive nature of oppressive relations means that they are continually reproduced within daily individual activities and social systems. A number of black women writers, in highlighting their personal experiences, demonstrate the interacting effects of gender and race (hooks, 1981, 1989; Lorde, 1984; Jordan, 1989).

Their writings provide rich sources of information about the effects of multiple oppression. The oppression of the individual is grounded in the beliefs and practice of a sexist, homophobic, disabilist, ageist, racist and class-ridden society. Emma Goldman succinctly shows how the personal experiences of oppression and the structures that determine and maintain that oppression are linked when she states: ‘it is 42 ANTI-OPPRESSIVE PRACTICE organized violence at the top that permits individual violence at the bottom’ (quoted in Weick and Vandiver, 1982: 9).

First power is viewed as a quantitative capacity to act which implies the ability to intervene in the lives of others (Westwood, 2002). Sawicki (1991) suggests that traditional models of power involve three basic assumptions: 1. 2. 3. Power is possessed (for example, by a class of people). Power flows from a centralized source from top to bottom (for instance, law, the economy, the state). Power is primarily repressive in its exercise (a prohibition backed by sanctions). Power understood in this way suggests that those with power who use it for themselves will have unequal relations with those who feel its dominating effects.

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