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Liberal Strategies of Exclusion

Uday S. Mehta

in Tensions of Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780520205406
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520918085 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0002
Liberal Strategies of Exclusion

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This chapter examines the political universality and the history of political exclusion in relation to liberalism, proposing a way of linking the reading of liberal texts and the interpretation of liberal practices, and discussing anthropological capacities that are allegedly the basis of liberal universalism. It underscores the exclusionary effect of the distinction between anthropological studies, and considers the strategies through which utilitarianism effected and sustained politically exclusionary practices.

Keywords: political exclusion; liberal practices; liberal universalism; anthropological studies; utilitarianism; exclusionary practices

Chapter.  13477 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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