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SLWK 311: Social Work and Oppressed Groups

Terms related to difference

 
Try this approach first -- but keep in mind that there may be better search terms than the word "difference." Using a combination of terms like the ones on this page will lead you to articles in which differences are expressed, addressed, analyzed, and made visible. They will help you discuss which differences matter (race, class, gender, disability status, etc) and how they matter - how they affect specific outcomes and life-chances, etc.


 

Relevant Terms

labeling

privilege

marginal*

scapegoat*

master status

social bias

oppress*

stereotyp*

power   powerlessness

stigma

prejudice

xenophobia

microaggression

 

 

 

 

 

To focus your results, try searching for terms in different "fields" like the Title or Abstract field.

 
 

 



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