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Violence studies / edited by Kalpana Kannabiran.

Contributor(s): Kannabirān, Kalpana [editor.] | Council for Social Development (India). Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad [host institution.] | International Conference on Violence and Its Habitations in India Hyderabad, India) (2013 :.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oxford India studies in contemporary society.Publisher: New Delhi Oxford Univesity Press 2016Edition: First edition.Description: viii, 396 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780199464821; 0199464820.Subject(s): Political violence -- India | Caste -- Political aspects -- India | Women -- Violence against -- IndiaDDC classification: 303.60954 Summary: Violence is embedded in our everyday. We encounter not only its overt, raw, and brutal nature but also the deeply buried invisible and insidious forms that normalize violence in the collective conscience, making it less noticeable and more tolerable. This volume opens out the field of violence studies with a focus on its myriad habitations and experiences in India. It interrogates the numerous ways in which omnipresent violence is interpreted and represented, and delves into the interconnections between the identifiable normative axes of power and the engendering of violence. Bringing together fresh methodological and conceptual perspectives on the way violence is understood and analysed, the contributors to this volume investigate its occurrence across sitesâlaw, family, state, gender, labour, caste, sexuality, communalism, and so onâto explore the normal as well as the exceptional. The case studies in this book are all drawn from the Indian experience. This volume aims towards a coherent and more nuanced understanding of violence that moves beyond the episodic to the systemic, structural levels of society and consciousness.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Violence is embedded in our everyday. We encounter not only its overt, raw, and brutal nature but also the deeply buried invisible and insidious forms that normalize violence in the collective conscience, making it less noticeable and more tolerable.

This volume opens out the field of violence studies with a focus on its myriad habitations and experiences in India. It interrogates the numerous ways in which omnipresent violence is interpreted and represented, and delves into the interconnections between the identifiable normative axes of power and the engendering of violence. Bringing together fresh methodological and conceptual perspectives on the way violence is understood and analysed, the contributors to this volume investigate its occurrence across sitesâlaw, family, state, gender, labour, caste, sexuality, communalism, and so onâto explore the normal as well as the exceptional.

The case studies in this book are all drawn from the Indian experience. This volume aims towards a coherent and more nuanced understanding of violence that moves beyond the episodic to the systemic, structural levels of society and consciousness.

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