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Chandra Talpade Mohanty

In: The SAGE Handbook of Identities

Chapter 28: Social Justice and the Politics of Identity

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Social Justice and the Politics of Identity
Social justice and the politics of identity

We began working on this book a number of years ago, at a time when Tony Blair and George W. Bush, collaborators in the imperial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were busy mobilizing discourses of “us and them” and mapping similarly politicized, exclusionary identities in the UK and the US. It was clear to both of us then, a white New Zealander living in the UK, and a brown South Asian living in the US, that identities those narratives and practices of self, and community that anchored our subjectivities and politics had profound significance in the Blair/Bush moment that brought us together. Our own genealogies, our travels across the borders of cultures ...

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