Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State

Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State

by Arturo J. Aldama
     
 

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Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State explores the relationship between subalternity, the discourse and technology of the body, and the rise and proliferation of racial, colonial, sexual, domestic, and state violence, examining the materiality of violence on the "otherized" body.

Grounded in U.S./Mexico border and Latin American cultural studies

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Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State explores the relationship between subalternity, the discourse and technology of the body, and the rise and proliferation of racial, colonial, sexual, domestic, and state violence, examining the materiality of violence on the "otherized" body.

Grounded in U.S./Mexico border and Latin American cultural studies, the essays in this collection intersect discussions of subalternity, violence, and discourses of the body in a transethnic, feminist, and global cultural studies context. They provide a global mapping of contemporary modes and acts of physical and representational violence and demonstrate how discourses of otherization are reinforced and interanimated through violence on what Elizabeth Grosz has called the "intensities" and "flows" of the body.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253215598
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Arturo J. Aldama, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University, is author of Disrupting Savagism and co-editor of Decolonial Voices (Indiana University Press).

Indiana University Press

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