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ERIC Number: EJ811577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Clientage and Contumely: How Group Preferences Foster Dependency and Resentment
Wood, Peter
Academic Questions, v21 n3 p275-287 Sep 2008
Advocates of preferences generally claim the moral high ground, insisting that we need them to advance the common social good. To oppose preferences, therefore, is "to act immorally." Preference's champions view them as weapons against hierarchy and oppression. Their foes stress individual identity and autonomy. The outcome of the debate will hinge on the answers given to a couple of uniquely American questions: Who are we? What is the right way forward? Peter Wood predicts that when Americans take an unblinking look at group preferences, they will reject them. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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