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Emancipation as social equality: subaltern politics in contemporary India

Abstract:

The ethnographies presented in this article point to the ways in which members of oppressed communities imagine emancipation. Instead of analyzing emancipation as stemming from statist precepts of citizenship, I want to direct attention—along with other articles in this special section—to the “arcadian” spaces in which exploited, marginalized, and discriminated populations forge membership in the political community in contentious engagement with both state and society. I draw on ethnographic...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3167/fcl.2016.760102

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Author
Publisher:
Berghahn Journals
Journal:
Focaal More from this journal
Volume:
76
Pages:
15–30
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-09-27
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EISSN:
1558-5263
ISSN:
0920-1297
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pubs:656046
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uuid:0d111a10-0ee9-456e-af95-deae703284ad
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pubs:656046
Source identifiers:
656046
Deposit date:
2016-11-01

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