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Speaker Sally Haslanger; Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date Mar 14, 2014
Time 4:00 pm  
Location Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street; Urbana IL
Cost Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor Center for Advanced Study
Contact Liesel Wildhagen
Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
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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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