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Towards the emancipation of patientsPatients' experiences and the patient movement$
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Charlotte Williamson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427458

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.001.0001

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Setting the theoretical scene

Setting the theoretical scene

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(p.12) (p.13) Two Setting the theoretical scene
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Towards the emancipation of patients
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Charlotte Williamson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0002

This chapter examines the theoretical background of the patient movement. It explains that dominance, whoever holds it, tends to lead to the oppression of subordinate social groups, and shows that patients can be subject to domination and oppression. The chapter discusses Robert Alford's political theory and some other political concepts that can help us to understand domination and oppression, and related concepts such as repression, as they can affect patients.

Keywords:   patient movement, dominance, oppression, domination, Robert Alford, political theory, patients

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