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Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary / Veena Das ; foreword by Stanley Cavell.

Author/Creator:
Das, Veena.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
Series:
A Philip E. Lilienthal book in Asian studies
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 281 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Violence -- India.
India -- History -- Partition, 1947.
Sikhs -- Crimes against -- India.
Riots -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Suffering -- India.
India -- Politics and government.
India -- Social conditions.
India -- Social life and customs.
Contents:
Introduction
The event and the everyday
The figure of the abducted woman : the citizen as sexed
Language and body : transactions and the construction of pain
The act of witnessing : violence, gender, and subjectivity
Boundaries, violence, and the work of time
Thinking of time and subjectivity
In the region of rumor
The force of the local
The signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility
Three portraits of grief and mourning
Revisiting trauma, testimony, and political community.
Notes:
"A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--P. [ii].
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-265) and index.
ISBN:
0520247442 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520247450 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
63660246
Publisher Number:
9780520247444
9780520247451
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