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Buy and Download Description This contribution will explore mechanisms of cultural denigration and social exclusion. To this purpose, I shall try out the grammars within two national contexts, those of Brazil and Denmark. The main advantage of the grammars appears to lie in enabling a better understanding of the processes that create exclusion, intolerance, new forms of racism, and ultimately conflict and violence.
My choice of Brazil and Denmark might indicate that I want to compare incomparable units or even units that cannot be clearly defined: after all, who believes in uniform national characters (Neiburg and Goldman 1997)? I propose, however, that it is possible to identify certain cultural models, metaphors and conceptions of collective selfing that characterize dominant ideas in the two countries respectively. I also think it is important to improve our tools for understanding how identity politics and cultural politics work in relation to ideas about rights and citizenship, and what consequences such ideas may have in terms of inclusion or exclusion and unequal treatment. The aim in comparing the two countries is thus to sharpen our analytic tools to understand some of the concrete actions and practices we find in each. This contribution will explore mechanisms of cultural denigration and social exclusion. To this purpose, I shall try out the grammars within two national contexts, those of Brazil and Denmark. The main advantage of the grammars appears to lie in e
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