Term from DuBois, 1989

Related: hermeneutical injustice, epistemic injustice

In the context of marginalized knowers needing to model how their actions are perceived by dominantly situated knowers.

Tom Robinson exhibits this in To Kill a Mockingbird, when he recognizes his ‘mistake’ in saying he felt sorry for Ewell.

He knows what actually took place because he has the epistemic resources (for example, a non-subordinating notion of pity) to do so. At the same time, he also knows what is happening in the courtroom, for he has the epistemic resources to know something else: how his words and actions will be perceived by those without the epistemic resources required to know him and his world of experience.