Recognising Ambedkar: An identity or an idea

Mahanand, Jadumani (2021) Recognising Ambedkar: An identity or an idea. Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (49). ISSN 2349-8846

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Identity upholds a symbol of privilege and purity on the one hand and, on the other, is also a label that represents the stigma of pollution and indignity. Both these forms of identity construct the idea of identity politics. Identity establishes an idea and idea constructs an identity, both become indistinguishable in a political discourse that works at different levels in society. This is the dichotomy of the theory of recognition that is explored in this article.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2022 09:58
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 04:56
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