Religion, Violence and Political Mobilisation in South Asia - Kaur, Ravinder
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This volume provide a multidisciplinary thematic exploration of religious violence in South Asia. The contributors examine the actual organization of violence, the role of governmental agencies and state authorities, the socio-economic conditions that contribute to violence, and the long-term consequences of such violence. Providing original ethnographic accounts from sites of violence in South Asia it: - map the contemporary discourse on Hindu-Muslim violence and focus on the causes of communal violence as well as its long-term consequences; - situate the nation-state within the incidents of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This volume provide a multidisciplinary thematic exploration of religious violence in South Asia. The contributors examine the actual organization of violence, the role of governmental agencies and state authorities, the socio-economic conditions that contribute to violence, and the long-term consequences of such violence. Providing original ethnographic accounts from sites of violence in South Asia it: - map the contemporary discourse on Hindu-Muslim violence and focus on the causes of communal violence as well as its long-term consequences; - situate the nation-state within the incidents of violence-variously termed ethnic, communal and everyday violence - that simultaneously frame and challenge the authority of the state; - locate the current discussion on violence and the state in Pakistan, and provide a general thematic overview of religion and state institutions in Pakistan; - discuss the specific locality-based socio-economic conditions that contribute to violence; - expand various categories of violence to present a South Asian perspective in regard to the current western discourse on `global terrorism'.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Sage
  • Seitenzahl: 230
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. September 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 222mm x 145mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 463g
  • ISBN-13: 9780761934301
  • ISBN-10: 0761934308
  • Artikelnr.: 21124318
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword
Francis Robinson Mythology of Communal Violence
Ravinder Kaur An Introduction The Body as a Symbol in the Production of Hindu
Muslim Violence
Paul R Brass Communal Upheaval as the Resurgence of Social
Darwinism
Jan Breman Between Ethnicity and Communalism
Dipankar Gupta The Significance of the Nation State Sovereigns beyond the State
Thomas Blom Hansen On Legality and Public Authority in India Understanding Religious Violence in Contemporary Pakistan
Ian Talbot Themes and Theories On Terror and Sacrifice
Oskar Verkaaik South Asia and the War against Terrorism
Bj[um]orn Hettne