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English term or phrase:statisticize
Come tradurreste il termine nel seguente contesto? tutte le soluzioni a cui ho pensato suonano malissimo :-(
Take a classic political example – the logic of which has repeated itself countless times in the history of biopolitics – which is the British colonisation of India. Baffled by the sheer heterogeneity of the Indian multitudes that they were set on dominating, the colonial rulers needed a representation, a quantified picture of the absolute otherness if they were to govern it. So they organised a census, asking people to identify themselves on the basis of their ethnic and religious belonging – that is, to **statisticize** themselves according to criteria with which they had previously never identified and which distinguished them from their next-door neighbours. The “facts” thereby produced spoke for themselves, as such data is wont to do, and a direct line can be drawn between this data-gathering initiative and the 1948 partitioning of the territory along ethnic lines on the basis of the very data it had brought into the imaginary.