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CAS/MillerComm2014- Haslanger

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street; Urbana IL
Date
Mar 14, 2014   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Sally Haslanger; Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

Social Meaning and Social Justice

Although the Women's Movement and the Civil Rights Movement achieved great gains in the 20th century, it is also true that our societies remain unjustly stratified.

 

Individual and institutional injustice are just the tip of the iceberg: they are the expression of deeper and less tractable sources of inequality in social meaning.  But what exactly is social meaning? How does social meaning give rise to injustice? And how can we change social meanings?

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