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Tensions of EmpireColonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World$
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Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520205406

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001

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Liberal Strategies of Exclusion

Liberal Strategies of Exclusion

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(p.59) 1 Liberal Strategies of Exclusion
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Tensions of Empire
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Uday S. Mehta

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0002

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

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