Iranian Identity, American Experience: Philosophical Reflections on Race, Rights, Capabilities, and Oppression (Philosophy of Race) (Hardcover)

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Iranian Identity, American Experience: Philosophical Reflections on Race, Rights, Capabilities and Oppression is a multidisciplinary study of oppression using the Iranian American community as its case study. In current studies of oppression, there is little philosophical analysis or a theoretical framework to think about race from the perspective of an immigrant community in the United States that appears to be educated and affluent. Iranian Identity, American Experience fills this gap. Alavi discusses a theory of oppression that addresses not only the external oppression inflicted on people of color but also the everyday actions that leave them in oppressive situations. The book ends with suggestions for addressing oppression both individually and as a collective and for fighting to minimize its harms.

About the Author


Roksana Alavi is associate (term) professor of interdisciplinary studies at the University of Oklahoma College of Professional and Continuing Studies and affiliate faculty member in the philosophy department and Iranian studies and women and gender studies programs.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498575096
ISBN-10: 1498575099
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2021
Pages: 166
Language: English
Series: Philosophy of Race