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Anthropology and the Politics of Representation

Anthropology and the Politics of Representation Eddie Rodrigues John Game The concerns of an anthropology that seeks to go beyond the essentialisms of both colonial anthropology and liberal rights discourse, must of necessity begin by centralising the role of capitalist development in the oppression, and indeed the constitution, of such categories as 'indigenous peoples'. Such an analysis would draw out the manifold links between different forms of suffering imposed by capitalist development rather than pursue them in a segregated manner, In such a pursuit, anthropology must reframe its present political strategy in the study of culture.

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