Overcoming epistemic injustice : social and psychological perspectives / edited by Benjamin R. Sherman and Stacey Goguen
- London : Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., 
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- Physical Description:
- vii, 325 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Sherman, Benjamin R. and Goguen, Stacey
- Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: Managing Psychological Tendencies; 1 Negative Epistemic Exemplars; 2 Positive Stereotypes; 3 Conceptualizing Consent; 4 Structural Thinking and Epistemic Injustice; 5 The Inevitability of Aiming for Virtue; 6 Can Epistemic Virtues Help Combat Epistemologies of Ignorance?; II: Curing Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare; 7 Epistemic Microaggressions and Epistemic Injustices in Clinical Medicine; 8 Returning to the "There Is"; 9 Pathocentric Epistemic Injustice and Conceptions of Health; 10 Uncovering Prejudice and Where It Lives and 11 Epistemic Injustice in CareersIII: Arresting Epistemic Injustice in the Legal and Correctional Systems; 12 The Episteme, Epistemic Injustice, and the Limits of White Sensibility; 13 Carceral Medicine and Prison Abolition; 14 Epistemic Injustice and Medical Neglect in Ontario Jails; IV: Learning to Overcome Epistemic Injustice in Academia, Education, and Sports; 15 Teaching as Epistemic Care; 16 When Testimony Isn't Enough; 17 Gaslighting as Epistemic Violence; Afterword; Index; About the Contributors
- Prejudice influences people's thoughts and behaviors in many ways; it can lead people to underestimate others' credibility, to read anger or hysteria into their words, or to expect knowledge and truth to 'sound' a certain way-or to come from a certain type of person. These biases and mistakes can have a big effect on everything from an institutional culture to an individual's self-understanding. These kinds of intellectual harms are known as epistemic injustice. Most people are opposed to unfair prejudices (at least in principle), and no one wants to make avoidable mistakes. But research in the social sciences reveals a disturbing truth: Even people who intend to be fair-minded and unprejudiced are influenced by unconscious biases and stereotypes. We may sincerely want to be epistemically just, but we frequently fail, and simply thinking harder about it will not fix the problem. The essays collected in this volume draw from cutting-edge social science research and detailed case studies, to suggest how we can better tackle our unconscious reactions and institutional biases, to help ameliorate epistemic injustice. The volume concludes with an afterward by Miranda Fricker, who catalyzed recent scholarship on epistemic injustice, reflecting on these new lines of research and potential future directions to explore.
9781786607072 (electronic bk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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