Changing the Story: An Examination of Strategies for Resisting Sexism and Racism

Lazard, Lisa and Marzano, Lisa (2005). Changing the Story: An Examination of Strategies for Resisting Sexism and Racism. Psychology of Women Section Review, 7(1) pp. 12–20.

Abstract

The issue of social change is clearly central to discussions of oppressive systems and discourses which exist within current cultural contexts. Drawing on literature concerned with changing sexist and racist practices we reflect on the complexities of these debates. As feminist psychologists, we are particularly interested in the ways in which various strands of psychological theorising may come to embody, support and resist systems and practices of racialised and gendered oppression(s). In this paper, we discuss particular historical and contemporary efforts to subvert or deconstruct racist and sexist discourses within the context of particular theorisations of power to which specific calls for social change are aligned. Moreover, arguing from discursive and social constructionist standpoints, we consider how material and theoretical implications may be drawn out to encourage change in practice.

Viewing alternatives

Item Actions

Export

Recommendations