Double Consciousness

[New Entry by John P. Pittman on March 21, 2016.] Double-consciousness is a concept in social philosophy referring, originally, to a source of inward "twoness" putatively experienced by
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[New Entry by John P. Pittman on March 21, 2016.] Double-consciousness is a concept in social philosophy referring, originally, to a source of inward "twoness" putatively experienced by African-Americans because of their racialized oppression and disvaluation in a white-dominated society. The concept is often associated with William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, who introduced the term into social and political thought, famously, in his groundbreaking The Souls of Black Folk (1903). Its source has been traced back from there, by recent writers, to the...

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