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is the increasing acceptability of the ‘Wilderness People’, as they were known in the nineteenth century, as an urban presence. The Spiritual or Shaker Baptists, as they became known, were officially banned altogether for some sixty years for religious practices that alarmed mainstream colonial society (though the ban was enforced for less than half of that time). My second example is the changing

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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Frontier patterns old and new

consumption. Smoking marijuana, for example, has been recognised to be ‘widely prevalent in the lower socio-economic groups in Jamaica for more than one hundred years’ (Thorburn, 1974 : 19). During this time the drug has acquired a long history of use as a spiritual herb among the Rastafarian religious sect and in more recent years its use has spread across the range of social classes. Possession of 2 oz or

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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Time and space

theme for the MPhil in history, also at Delhi University, I was interested in studying the conduct of resistance in a religious idiom. Specifically, I wished to rescue such negotiations and contestations of authority from their being subordinated – as insubstantial, even epiphenomenal – to the underlying determinations of endlessly economic imperatives and/or principally progressive politics, which

in Subjects of modernity
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A pluralist theory of citizenship

political, moral and religious ideas, and an equally irreducible external plurality of political communities. Although this is not essential for my argument, which focuses on democratic legitimacy, I believe that similar conclusions emerge for theories of justice. A vision of a world without political boundaries is dystopian in the same way as a world in which all human beings share a comprehensive moral perspective or the same way of life. The

in Democratic inclusion