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Ideologies of moral exclusion: a critical discursive reframing of depersonalization, delegitimization and dehumanization

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posted on 28.10.2009, 14:20 by Cristian Tileaga
This paper focuses on some of the issues that arise when one treats notions such as depersonalization, delegitimization and dehumanization as social practices. It emphasizes the importance of: (a) understanding depersonalizing, delegitimizing and dehumanizing constructions as embedded in descriptions of located spatial activities and moral standings in the world and (b) invoking and building a socio-moral order linked to notions of lesser humanity or non-humanity, (spatial) transgression and abjection. These concerns are illustrated by taking talk on Romanies as a case in point from interviews with Romanian middle-class professionals. It is argued that a focus on description rather than explanation might be more effective in understanding the dynamics of ideologies of moral exclusion.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Citation

TILEAGA, C., 2007. Ideologies of moral exclusion: a critical discursive reframing of depersonalization, delegitimization and dehumanization. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46 (4), pp. 717-737

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© British Psychological Society

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2007

Notes

This article was published in the serial, British Journal of Social Psychology [© British Psychological Society]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/014466607X186894

ISSN

0144-6665

Language

en

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Loughborough Publications

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