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Democracy and Change as Transaction

  • Clara Fischer
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Abstract

A feminist-pragmatist conception of selfhood posits selves as agents, who are able to realize change, and who are therefore responsible for transforming oppressive systems.1 While extreme victimization of course diminishes one’s capacity to effect change,2 living in oppressive systems does not render one totally consumed by patriarchal norms, that is, one is still endowed with habits relatively unaffected by said norms. When these habits clash with their oppressive counterparts, the possibility for change arises, and the dynamic-yet-stable self may be spurred to explore the protracted doubt of one’s life, thereby resulting in raised consciousness.

Keywords

Cooperative Inquiry Private Sphere Communicative Difference Democratic Deliberation Oppressive System 
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