Role-Differentiation In Gandhi's Disalvio

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In DiSalvio’s writing he looks at the change overtime of Gandhi’s understanding of the law and civil disobedience. Of greatest interest to him is the ways in which these two developments of Gandhi complement or imped his progress in the other. In many ways this issue, to DiSalvio at least, ends up boiling down to the issue of role-differentiated behavior. This is the separation between the work that Gandhi does in the court room and his work outside of it in the world at large. DiSalvio sets out to show that of the course of Gandhi’s time in South Africa he ascribes less and less to this idea. DiSalvio traces Gandhi’s engagement with this issue of role-differentiation from the very beginning of his career as a lawyer as he struggles