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Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence and Representation in Postcolonial India (Hardback)

Deepti Misri

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ISBN 10: 0252038851 / ISBN 13: 9780252038853
Edité par University of Illinois Press, United States, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In Beyond Partition, Deepti Misri shows how 1947 marked the beginning of a history of politicized animosity associated with the differing ideas of India held by communities and in regions on one hand, and by the political-military Indian state on the other. Assembling literary, historiographic, performative, and visual representations of gendered violence against men and women, she establishes that cultural expressions do not just follow violence but determine its very contours, and interrogates the gendered scripts underwriting the violence originating in the contested visions of what India means. Ambitious and ranging across disciplines, Beyond Partition offers both an overview of and nuanced new perspectives on the ways caste, identity, and class complicate representations of violence, and how such representations shape our understandings of both violence and of India. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780252038853

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Titre : Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence and ...

Éditeur : University of Illinois Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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In Beyond Partition, Deepti Misri shows how 1947 marked the beginning of a history of politicized animosity associated with the differing ideas of "India" held by communities and in regions on one hand, and by the political-military Indian state on the other. Assembling literary, historiographic, performative, and visual representations of gendered violence against men and women, she establishes that cultural expressions do not just follow violence but determine its very contours, and interrogates the gendered scripts underwriting the violence originating in the contested visions of what "India" means.
 
Ambitious and ranging across disciplines, Beyond Partition offers both an overview of and nuanced new perspectives on the ways caste, identity, and class complicate representations of violence, and how such representations shape our understandings of both violence and of India.

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Representations of violence and the competing ideas of what "India" means

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