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Old 03-08-2014, 09:00 PM
 
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In what ways are oppression and knowledge related?


I have my own theories/ideas, but I'll keep them to myself for now.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:04 AM
 
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I can't think of any.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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Right now, one thing that I'm thinking about is Paulo Friere's Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Right now, one thing that I'm thinking about is Paulo Friere's Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
Thank you for posting this. I had never heard of the man, or his book. And I would be interested in at least a quick overview of his work and influence.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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Thank you for posting this. I had never heard of the man, or his book. And I would be interested in at least a quick overview of his work and influence.
Wikipedia is often a good starting place:

Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Wikipedia is often a good starting place:

Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks, that's where I looked him up before I posted.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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In what ways are oppression and knowledge related?


I have my own theories/ideas, but I'll keep them to myself for now.

It was a common occurrence for libraries in ancient times to be destroyed as a result of war. They were usually located near the royal palaces, which were targeted for destruction by invaders or were the place where a monarch made a last stand. It was also common for these repositories of human knowledge to be deliberately destroyed.

This is a crude strategy used by any bigoted conqueror bent on depriving a people of their culture, heritage, and learning. The logic is that it is easier to enslave a people when you have first taken away their literature and left a generation or two of them in ignorance.

This is something one will learn when studying history. The Library at Alexandria is just one of the most notable examples.
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