Partitions and Their Afterlives: Violence, Memories, Living

Partitions and Their Afterlives: Violence, Memories, Living


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How can we theorise partitions differently? How are new identities, moralities, polities and life constructed post-partition? How are gender and sexuality recalibrated after partition? How can violence be theorised? What is the relationship between identity in the diaspora and identity after partition? What is the relationship between the movement of capital and national borders that is the mark of partition?

Partitions and their Afterlives engages with political partitions and how their aftermath affects the contemporary life of nations and their citizens. Using a comparative perspective, the contributors seek to stretch our understanding of these conflicts and to show how elements of our day-to-day lives have been shaped by them. In juxtaposing the various partitions in a single volume the book contributes to debates on citizenship, collective memory, nation-building, and borders and boundaries. Such a focus also reveals how local communities as well as nations use their knowledge of the past and history. This ground-breaking multi-disciplinary and multi-region volume will analyse the various convergences and departures between the different partitions and draw out lessons for the present. In so doing, this work will also examine methodological challenges and the imperatives for scholars working on individual countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783488391
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2019
Series: Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Radhika Mohanram is a Professor at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, UK.

Anindya Raychaudhuri is a Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews.

Table of Contents

Radhika Mohanram and Anindya Raychaudhuri

1. The 1947 Partition Violence: Characteristics and Interpretations
Ian Talbot

2. The Socio-Historical Production of Partition in Palestine
Marcelo Svirsky and Ronnen Ben-Arie

3. Sexuality after Partition: The Great Indian Private Sphere
Radhika Mohanram

4. Lessons not Learned from the Yugoslav Dismemberment and their Implications for the European Union
Stefano Bianchini

5. Legacies of Partition: Remembering the German Democratic Republic
Chris Weedon

6. Legacy of Indian partition
Samuel Sequeira

7. Post-partition anxieties and the matter of authenticity in Ireland
Louise Harrington

8. Drawing Partition and Its Violence: Joe Sacco’s Palestine and Vishwajyoti Ghosh’s This Side, That Side
Vedita Cowaloosur

9. Advertising (Across) Borders: Fetishizing Humanism and the “Magic” of Capitalism
Anindya Raychaudhuri

10. Following a Theory of Partition
Jennifer Yusin

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