Humiliation: Claims and Context by Gopal Guru

Humiliation: Claims and Context

EditorGopal Guru

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In this pioneering work in the field of political and moral theory, the contributors explore the complex and varied meanings, contexts, forms, and languages of humiliation within an interdisciplinary framework. The essays unfold the meaning of humiliation by juxtaposing it with other conceptssuch as shame, disgust, discrimination, degradation, and segregation. They also interrogate the structures that underlie and renew various forms of humiliation. The collection presents a wide-ranging comparative perspective on various forms of humiliation - racial humiliation in the context ofcolonialism, the humiliation of working classes in the Bombay textile strike of 1982, caste-based humiliation through the practice of untouchability, and various forms of gender humiliation.

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Gopal Guru is a Professor at the Centre for Political Studies and the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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Title:Humiliation: Claims and ContextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.65 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsPrefaceGopal Guru: Introduction: Theorizing HumiliationSection I: Foregrounding Humiliation as Claim1. Bhikhu Parekh: Logic of Humiliation2. Ashis Nandy: Humiliation: Politics and the Cultural Psychology of the Limits of Human Degradation3. Upendra Baxi: Humiliation and Justice4. Sanjay Palshikar: Understanding HumiliationSection II: Contextualizing Humiliation5. V. Geetha: Bereft of Being: The Humiliations of Untouchability6. Valerian Rodrigues: Untouchability, Filth, and the Public Domain7. Peter Ronald deSouza: Humiliation in a Crematorium8. Neera Chandhoke: Equality for What? Or the Troublesome Relation between Egalitarianism and RespectSection III: Society, Economy, and Humiliation9. Suhas Palshikar: Political Economy of Humiliation: Tale of a Failed Strike10. Thomas Pantham: Against Untouchability: The Discourses of Gandhi and Ambedkar11. Gopal Guru: Rejection of Rejection: Foregrounding Self-respectBibliographyNotes on Contributors