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The Ethics of Staying : Social Movements and Land Rights Politics in Pakistan / Mubbashir A. Rizvi.

Author/Creator:
Rizvi, Mubbashir A., author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (224 pages)
Series:
South Asia in Motion
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Civil-military relations -- Pakistan -- Punjab.
Land reform -- Pakistan -- Punjab.
Land tenure -- Pakistan -- Punjab.
Peasants -- Political activity -- Pakistan -- Punjab.
Social movements -- Pakistan -- Punjab.
Local subjects:
Anthropology of the State. (search)
Colonial Infrastructure. (search)
Land Rights. (search)
Political Anthropology. (search)
Social Movement. (search)
South Asian Studies. (search)
Subaltern Studies. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The military coup that brought General Pervez Musharraf to power as Pakistan's tenth president resulted in the abolition of a century-old sharecropping system that was rife with corruption. In its place the military regime implemented a market reform policy of cash contract farming. Ostensibly meant to improve living conditions for tenant farmers, the new system, instead, mobilized one of the largest, most successful land rights movements in South Asia-still active today. In The Ethics of Staying, Mubbashir A. Rizvi presents an original framework for understanding this major social movement, called the Anjuman Mazarin Punjab (AMP). This group of Christian and Muslim tenant sharecroppers, against all odds, successfully resisted Pakistan military's bid to monetize state-owned land, making a powerful moral case for land rights by invoking local claims to land and a broader vision for subsistence rights. The case of AMP provides a unique lens through which to examine state and society relations in Pakistan, one that bridges literatures from subaltern studies, military and colonial power, and the language of claim-making. Rizvi also offers a glimpse of Pakistan that challenges its standard framing as a hub of radical militancy, by opening a window into to the everyday struggles that are often obscured in the West's terror discourse.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface. From Farmers to Terrorists
Acknowledgments
Introduction. Masters, Not Friends
Chapter 1. Politics as Process in Okara Military Farms
Chapter 2. The Afterlife of Colonial Infrastructure
Chapter 3. What Remains Buried Under Property?
Chapter 4. Movement and Mobilization
Chapter 5. Solidarities, Fault Lines, and the Scale of Struggle
Coda. The Ethics of Staying
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781503608771
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781503608771 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.