The Voices of Neighbourhood
Our study provides ample evidence for these processes.1
‘We’ share the same fate, grow rich together or get destitute together, while ‘they’ prey on our calamities and are hurt by our success. ‘We’ are supposed to assist each other, while ‘they’ lie in wait for our lapse. ‘We’ understand each other, feel the same feelings and think the same thoughts, while ‘they’ remain impenetrable, incomprehensible, sinister aliens. The frontiers of the ‘we-group’ … delineate the border of our intellectual security and provide the frame on which to hinge our loyalties, rights and duties. (1999:102)
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