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Title The empire of disgust : prejudice, discrimination, and policy in India and the US / edited by Zoya Hasan, Aziz Z. Huq, Martha C. Nussbaum, Vidhu Verma
Edition First edition
Published New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Contents The Dalit body: a reading for the Anthropocene / Dipesh Chakrabarty -- Stigma or red tape? Roadblocks in the use of affirmative action / Ashwini Deshpande -- Of big black bucks and golden-haired little girls: how fear of interracial sex informed Brown v. Board of Education and its resistance / Justin Driver -- Four types of racism / Emilio Comay del Junco -- A social location theory of gender: how gender borders create the category "woman" / Emily Dupree -- Gender and anti-discrimination laws in India: modesty, honour, and defiled bodies / Vidhu Verma -- Regulating retirement and wrinkles in an age of prejudice / Saul Levmore -- Ageing, stigma, and disgust / Martha Nussbaum -- Disgust or equality? Sexual orientation and Indian law / Martha Nussbaum -- The rule of disgust? Contemporary transgender rights discourse in India / Jeffrey A. Redding -- Combatting exclusions through law: rights of transgender people in India / H.R. Vasujith Ram -- Disability, exclusions and resistance: an Indian context / Anita Ghai -- Process of shaming: the limits of disability policy in India / Nandini Ghosh -- What is the case against Muslims? / Aziz Z. Huq -- Muslims and the politics of discrimination in India / Zoya Hasan -- Class and classification: the role of disgust in regulating social status / Laura Weinrib -- The point of discrimination law: securing the freedom to flourish / Tarunabh Khaitan -- Economic theories of discrimination: the positive and the normative / Richard H. McAdams
Summary All known societies exclude and stigmatize one or more minority groups. Frequently these exclusions are underwritten with a rhetoric of disgust: people of a certain group, it is alleged, are filthy, hyper-animal, or not fit to share such facilities as drinking water, food, and public swimming pools with the 'clean' and 'fully human' majority. But exclusions vary in their scope and also in the specific disgust-ideologies underlying them. In this volume, interdisciplinary scholars from the United States and India present a detailed comparative study of the varieties of prejudice and stigma that pervade contemporary social and political life: prejudice along the axes of caste, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, transgender, disability, religion, and economic class
Notes "... the University of Chicago's Delhi Centre for generously funding the conference at which these papers were originally presented ..."--Acknowledgements
Includes index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 17, 2019)
Subject Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- India -- Congresses
Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Congresses
Discrimination -- India -- Congresses
Discrimination -- United States -- Congresses
Marginality, Social -- India -- Congresses
Marginality, Social -- United States -- Congresses
Minorities -- Social conditions.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Hasan, Zoya, 1947- editor
Huq, Aziz Z., editor
Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- editor
Verma, Vidhu, 1961- editor
University of Chicago. Delhi Centre, sponsoring body
ISBN 0199093776
9780199093779 (ebook)