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Microaggressions and Objectivity: Experimental Measures and Lived Experience

Akagi, Mikio and Gooding, Frederick W. (2021) Microaggressions and Objectivity: Experimental Measures and Lived Experience. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Microaggressions are, roughly, acts or states of affairs that express prejudice or neglect toward oppressed group members in relatively subtle ways. There is an apparent consensus among both proponents and critics of the MICROAGGRESSION concept that microaggressions are “subjective.” We examine what subjectivity amounts to in this context and argue against this consensus. We distinguish between microaggressions as an explanatory posit and microaggressions as a hermeneutical tool, arguing that in either case there is no reason at present to regard microaggressions as subjective, and that microaggressions in the hermeneutical sense should be regarded as objective.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Akagi, Mikiom.akagi@tcu.edu0000-0003-0996-487X
Gooding, Frederick W.f.gooding@tcu.edu
Keywords: Microaggressions; Structural oppression; Self-report measures; Psychology; Phenomenology of oppression
Subjects: General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Science and Society
Depositing User: Dr. Mikio Akagi
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2021 06:06
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2021 06:06
Item ID: 18604
Subjects: General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Science and Society
Date: November 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18604

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