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Privilege

  • By: Fern L. Johnson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Privilege theory is an approach to explaining and rectifying inequality and oppression. The main tenet of this theory is that those who are socially privileged are rarely explicitly self-conscious of the nature of their privilege or willing to examine their privilege because they ...

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