Social Groups and Activism

Five faces of oppression by Iris Young is a well-written, multi-perspective article about the history and modern-day effects of oppression in the United States. Young begins to state the definition of oppression and who are the receiving groups of these issues. She makes it a point in her article to Continue reading

Young’s Five Faces of Oppression: Dissected

The Five Faces of Oppression written by Iris Young attempts to define and describe what oppression is and how oppression can appear in different forms. Young talks about oppression in order to highlight what injustice looks like in the United States in opposition to justice. To start off, Young points Continue reading

Blurred Bodies of Oppression

In Irish Young’s Five Faces of Oppression, she lays out five major components of oppression that may be used singularly or in any combination to oppress a group of people: exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism and violence. To put things in context, Young starts out by explaining the point that Continue reading

5 Faces of Oppression

This article ” Five Faces of Oppression” written by Iris Young was written and publish in 1990. Young in her article explains that all forms of oppression consist of exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence. The 90s was a time where homophobia, sexism, ageism and racism were seen quite Continue reading

The Key Five

Iris Young was an American theorist and feminist. Young’s focus was on justice and social differences.She specifically focused on the multiple meanings that are associated with the word oppression. Young explains how their is no singular clear definition of oppression. Instead she argues that all oppression is composed of five Continue reading

Contemporary Oppression

Iris Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression” was published first in Justice and Politics of Difference (1990). Young was born January 2, 1949 in New York. She is known as an American political theorist and social feminist. Her work, “Five Faces of Oppression” essentially argues that all forms of oppression consists Continue reading

The Mind Behind “Five Faces of Oppression”

Iris Young’s Five Faces of Oppression is an article that thoroughly explains how the systematic oppression is alive due to the existence of societal groups that have unintentionally been set into place. She explained that groups are only identified when there exists a differing group. The groups are not exactly Continue reading

Oppression: The Shapeshifting Monster

Iris Young`s ‘Five Faces of Oppression’ describes what oppression can look like from the perspectives of oppressed groups. The faces of oppression according to Young are exploitation, marginalization, cultural imperialism, powerlessness, and violence. Exploitation and cultural imperialism are very similar, but with different goals. In order for one group to Continue reading

Summary and Critical Analysis of “Five Faces of Oppression”

In “Five Faces of Oppression,” the author discusses the ambiguity of oppression in political discourse.The ambiguity of language is explicitly displayed in how different groups, whether those social groups that are fighting for a visible platform in society or hegemony discourse and ideology, have varying perspectives on what is considered Continue reading