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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Joe V. Friere, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Joe Valenzuela
September 18, 2007
WGS 220-05
Friere, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed
• Oppression goes against the human vocation by dehumanizing people. (pg. 5)
• Dehumanization not only dehumanizes the oppressed, but dehumanizes the oppressor as well. (pg. 6)
• The oppressors can never fully humanize both themselves and the oppressed, that task is solely on the oppressed (pg. 6)
• Only the oppressed can understand what it is like to be oppressed (pg. 6)
• The oppressed fall into the trap of becoming the oppressor once attaining power (pg. 7)
• The ideal to become men is rooted in the idea that men are to be oppressors (pg. 7)
• Freedom can only be achieved through conquest and change (pg. 8)
• Fear often hinders the quest for freedom as oppression has become the norm. The quest for freedom is lost in the desire to fit in. (pg. 8)
• Fear becomes a secondary oppress (pg. 9)
• The oppressed must first unveil the oppression in their midst and try to change it, and after that the pedagogy becomes a pedagogy for others oppressed. (pg. 13)
• Oppressors utilize sadism to turn oppressed into inanimate objects, thus making it easier to oppress (pg. 16)
• Oppressed and Oppressor become dependent on each other. (pg. 20)
• The destruction of dehumanizing oppression (pg. 6)
• Only the oppressed can free themselves and the oppressors (pg. 6)
• People must overcome their fear in order to attain their freedom (pg. 8)
• Those with the humanizing pedagogy must reach out to those oppressed to assist them in their quests to be fully human.
• The oppressed must not exploit their power once it is attained over the oppressors. (pg. 7)

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