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Winner of the 2016 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award of the Political Geography Specialty Group at the AAGProviding important insights into political geography, the politics of peace, and South Asian studies, this book explores everyday peace in northern India as it is experienced by the Hindu-Muslim community. Challenges normative understandings of Hindu-Muslim relations as relentlessly violent and the notion of peace as a romantic endpoint occurring only after violence and political maneuverings Examines the ways in which geographical concepts such as space, place, and scale can inform…mehr

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Winner of the 2016 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award of the Political Geography Specialty Group at the AAGProviding important insights into political geography, the politics of peace, and South Asian studies, this book explores everyday peace in northern India as it is experienced by the Hindu-Muslim community. Challenges normative understandings of Hindu-Muslim relations as relentlessly violent and the notion of peace as a romantic endpoint occurring only after violence and political maneuverings Examines the ways in which geographical concepts such as space, place, and scale can inform and problematize understandings of peace Redefines the politics of peace, as well as concepts of citizenship, agency, secular politics, and democracy Based on over 14 months of qualitative and archival research in the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 248
  • Erscheinungstermin: 13.08.2015
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118837788
  • Artikelnr.: 43616277
Autorenporträt
Philippa Williams is Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London, UK. Her research and teaching intersect political, economic, and development geography, with a focus on everyday life in India and its transnational community. Her work investigates citizenship, development and justice, economic transformations, and the political economy of violence and non-violence. She is currently working on research projects in New Delhi and London funded by the British Academy, Royal Geographical Society, and Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme. Her work has been published in leading journals, including Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Citizenship Studies. She is co-editor of Geographies of Peace (2014) and Secretary for the British Association for South Asian Studies.
Inhaltsangabe
Series Editor Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Glossary
List of Figures and Photographs
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The scalar politics of peace of India
Chapter 3: Making peace visible in the aftermath of terrorist attacks
Chapter 4: Political life: lived secularism and the possibility of citizenship
Chapter 5: Civic space: playing with peace and spaces of security/insecurity
Chapter 6: Economic peace and the silk sari market
Chapter 7: Becoming visible: citizenship, everyday peace and the limits of injustice
Chapter 8: Conclusions. Questioning everyday peace
References
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'In this sparkling new book, Philippa Williams describes in rich detail the social practices binding Hindus and Muslims together in the Indian city of Varanasi. Williams not only challenges received wisdom on religious communal relations in India but also demonstrates the crucial importance of examining the social reproduction of everyday peace. A tour de force.'

-- Craig Jeffrey, Professor of Development Geography, University of Oxford, UK

'Philippa Williams' new book is in the best tradition of interdisciplinary and critical work on peace. Research and theory about peacemaking and peacebuilding has historically shifted from dealing with inter-state war to how peace is configured through everyday social relations. Work on the latter approach is becoming increasingly sophisticated and interdisciplinary. It often draws upon examples now becoming visible because of more sophisticated methodologies and theory, from across the world, and as opposed to the Eurocentric exemplars commonly used in political science. Williams' study pioneers new understandings of the spatial and social production of peace especially in subaltern frameworks such as some of India's Muslim communities.'

-- Oliver Richmond, Professor of International Relations, Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Manchester, U