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Pariahs, Global

  • By: Eleanor Zelliot
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The word pariah is now used globally for any excluded, outcaste, shunned, or despised individual, group, nation, or animal in any part of the world. The origin of the word, however, is specific—from the name of a Tamil caste, the Parayan ...

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