Social Exclusion: The New Name of Poverty
Dominador Bombongan, Jr.
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“Contesting globalization and social exclusion requires building an epistemology more in tune with
postcolonial, gender and race inequalities and perspectives. We need to build the social
conditions of possibility for social transformation,not least at the epistemological
and educational levels, to develop a wayof seeing that is not the dominant one.”
– Ronaldo Munck, Globalization and Social Exclusion

This paper introduces the concept of social exclusion and the conditions in which it arose. It argues specifically that social exclusion is a more appropriate way to speak of poverty in the context of neo-liberal globalization. It also calls the attention of contemporary liberation theologians to take into account this latest development in the theorization on poverty for their analysis to have effective bearing for our times.

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