Difficulties Awakening the Sense of Injustice and Overcoming Oppression: On the Soporific Effects of System Justification

@inproceedings{Gaucher2011DifficultiesAT,
  title={Difficulties Awakening the Sense of Injustice and Overcoming Oppression: On the Soporific Effects of System Justification},
  author={Danielle Gaucher and J. Jost},
  year={2011}
}
Morton Deutsch (Social Justice Research, 19, 7–41, 2006) identifies “awakening a sense of injustice” as a necessary precursor of social change. Building on Deutsch’s theorizing, we propose that system justification, the motivation to defend and justify existing social, economic, and political institutions, and to derogate or dismiss alternatives to the status quo (Jost, Banaji, & Nosek, Political Psychology, 25, 881–920, 2004), operates as an obstacle to awakening the sense of injustice. In… Expand
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