The Dynamics of Oppression

  title={The Dynamics of Oppression},
  author={Josephine C. Naidoo and Devi M. Rajab},
  journal={Psychology and Developing Societies},
  pages={139 - 159}
Asian Indians arrived in South Africa in 1860 during the era of the British Empire. Three occupational groups were represented: indentured agricultural workers, business entrepreneurs and a few professionals. Their presence was not welcomed by White South Africa. The ideology of Apartheid (“separateness”) ushered in oppressive legislation for all Non-Whites from 1948 until the first democratic elections of 1994, a period of trauma, violence and pain for Non-White peoples. This report centres on… 
Individual and Societal Oppression: Global Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders
  • V. Şar, W. Middleton, M. Dorahy
  • Psychology
    Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation
  • 2013
Literacy; education; scientific progress; economic improvement; advances in public health, disease prevention, life expectancy; and the increasingly accessible mechanisms of mass communication have combined to progressively expose a world in which individuals and hierarchical human organizations operate using — and are also characteristically reluctant to relinquish — power.


Polities Change, Oppression Remains: on the Psychology and Politics of Oppression
While both postindustrial and emerging states face economic, cultural, and political changes, the constant of oppression remains. Economically and culturally marginalized groups continue to endure