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This is often the 1st within the Reflective Citizen sequence. The purpose of the sequence is to enhance volumes from thevarious OPUS actions which come with clinical conferences, Workshops, Lectures, Debates and Conferences.The goal of OPUS is to advertise and boost the examine of awake and subconscious organizational and societal dynamics via academic actions, learn; consultancy and coaching; and, the e-book and dissemination of those actions for the general public gain. The papers chosen for this quantity are the Keynote Papers and 6 others who've been invited to offer Parallel Papers. They hide: Australia, South the United States, the U.S., united kingdom and Europe.

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Racism, sexism, prejudice, and the like are driven not so much what I think of myself, but by what you take me to be, particularly if you are more powerful than me. It matters little if a person thinks of themselves primarily as a Cambridge graduate, brain surgeon, lawyer, middle-class, or British, if they are perceived first and foremost by more powerful others as Jew, Black, or Woman, and this is the point, treated on that basis. We also have to ask, how meaningful is the collection of subjective ethnicities?

He quotes Tolstoy, so aptly expressing the passivity that characterizes the status quo: “[t]here are no conditions of life to which a man cannot THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: A TALE OF MODERN TIMES 17 get accustomed, especially if he sees them accepted by everyone around him” (p. 237). What a challenge to organizational consultancy, whether that of families or wider institutions. As Judt, echoing Marx, so rightly stated, philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.

To treat the elderly and infirm like everyone else would surely be an exercise in negligence. Surely, society ought to be discriminating in favour of them receiving more resources of a certain kind than the rest of us. I want to stress that I do not dispute the view that “the elderly” are, in many ways, treated as second-class citizens. But not using the categorization is not likely to change that particular situation. Moving on. 34 THE REFLECTIVE CITIZEN We have just been advised that as categories create a “them”, which are then marginalized, we ought not to categorize; if we do not name “them”, then “they” will not exist, and so they cannot be marginalized.

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