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Rai, Shirin M. (2018) 'The Good Life and the Bad: The Dialectics of Solidarity.' Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 45 (2).

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This essay asks four questions about the good life. First, what place has recognition of exclusion in the politics of redistribution? Second, can we imagine a public good life without also paying attention to the private and how does the private leach into the public imagination of a good life? Third, what obligations of justice are necessary to ensure our shared good lives? Finally, can we imagine new ways of thinking about resistance and change through alliances of the excluded? I argue that the imagination of a good life needs to be contextual, it is gendered and it is solidaristic.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science
ISSN: 10724745
Copyright Statement: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 45 (2) 2018 published by Oxford University Press, following peer review. Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 16:49
Funders: Other

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