Civilized Oppression

By (author) J. Harvey

Publication date:

29 September 1999

Length of book:

168 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780847692743

In this important new work, J. Harvey analyzes what is involved in serious but subtle forms of oppression involving neither physical violence nor the use of law, and argues for the crucial role of morally distorted relationships in such oppression. She uncovers a set of underlying moral principles that account for the immorality of civilized oppression, and points to some of the implications for social and institutional life.
Writing with majesty and grace, and passion and understanding, Harvey challenges us to be our moral best by helping us to understand the intricacies of wrongful behavior. This work sheds a very bright light upon the road that we must travel if we are to achieve the hope of humanity—that which separates us from all other creatures—namely the possibility of mutual and abiding respect between all human beings.