Violence And Subjectivity

Author: Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Humanities Veena Das
Editor: Univ of California Press
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A collection of original essays that address the ways in which violence manifests itself on societal and interpersonal levels, analyzing how different kinds of violence are, and are not, interpreted on the world stage. By looking at hotspots of conflict, the contributors discuss the nature of violence in an age of worldwide "crisis management."

Violence And Subjectivity

Author: Veena Das
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520216075
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A collection of original essays that address the ways in which violence manifests itself on societal and interpersonal levels, analyzing how different kinds of violence are, and are not, interpreted on the world stage. By looking at hotspots of conflict, the contributors discuss the nature of violence in an age of worldwide "crisis management."

Remaking A World

Author: Veena Das
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520924857
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Remaking a World completes a triptych of volumes on social suffering, violence, and recovery. Social Suffering, the first volume, deals with sources and major forms of social adversity, with an emphasis on political violence. The second, Violence and Subjectivity, contains graphic accounts of how collective experience of violence can alter individual subjectivity. This third volume explores the ways communities "cope" with—endure, work through, break apart under, transcend—traumatic and other more insidious forms of violence, addressing the effects of violence at the level of local worlds, interpersonal relations, and individual lives. The authors highlight the complex relationship between recognition of suffering in the public sphere and experienced suffering in people's everyday lives. Rich in local detail, the book's comparative ethnographies bring out both the recalcitrance of tragedy and the meaning of healing in attempts to remake the world.

Life And Words

Author: Veena Das
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520939530
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In this powerful, compassionate work, one of anthropology’s most distinguished ethnographers weaves together rich fieldwork with a compelling critical analysis in a book that will surely make a signal contribution to contemporary thinking about violence and how it affects everyday life. Veena Das examines case studies including the extreme violence of the Partition of India in 1947 and the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In a major departure from much anthropological inquiry, Das asks how this violence has entered "the recesses of the ordinary" instead of viewing it as an interruption of life to which we simply bear witness. Das engages with anthropological work on collective violence, rumor, sectarian conflict, new kinship, and state and bureaucracy as she embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of the relations among violence, gender, and subjectivity. Weaving anthropological and philosophical reflections on the ordinary into her analysis, Das points toward a new way of interpreting violence in societies and cultures around the globe. The book will be indispensable reading across disciplinary boundaries as we strive to better understand violence, especially as it is perpetrated against women.

Civilized Violence

Author: David Hansen-Miller
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317165438
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Civilized Violence provides a social and historical explanation for the popular appeal of cinema violence. There is a significant amount of research on the effects of media violence, but less work on what attracts audiences to representations of violence in the first place. Drawing on historical-sociology, cultural studies, feminist and queer theory, masculinity studies and textual analysis, David Hansen-Miller explains how the exercise of violence has been concealed and denied by modern society at the same time that it retains considerable power over how we live our lives. He demonstrates how discourses of sexuality and gender, even romantic love, are freighted with the micropolitics of violence. Confronted with such contradictions, audiences are drawn to the cinema where they can see violence graphically restored to everyday life. Popular cinema holds the power to narrate and interpret social forces that have become too opaque, diffuse and dynamic to otherwise comprehend. Through detailed engagement with specific narratives from the last century of popular film - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Sheik, Once Upon a Time in the West, Deliverance - and the pervasive violence of contemporary cinema, Hansen-Miller investigates the manner in which representations can transform our understanding of how violence works.

Violence And Subjectivity In Chuck Palahniuk S Fight Club

Author: John H. Crippen
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Violent Subject Ivitie S

Author: Aretha Myrah Muterakuvanthu Phiri
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Violence And Horror

Author: Christopher William Curry
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This thesis is about graphic representations of violence and subjectivity. Simply stated, the violence in many recent horror films is motivated by a nihilism resulting from frustration with the inadequacy of contemporary subjectivity. I want to explore the potential such representations have for providing a means of radically undermining the contemporary category of subjectivity. This subversion is due to what I call the inverted mirror stage effect in combination with a particular dislocation of the audience that is associated with the spectacle of violence displayed in contemporary, or postmodern, horror films. My theoretical approach is a cultural materialist psychoanalytic one that facilitates the traversal of the gap between individual and society by focusing attention not merely on society as a product of individuals, or vice versa, but instead upon the dynamic interaction of the two. Also, this essay draws upon the work of several feminist film theorists, including Carol J. Clover, Judith Halberstam, and Laura Mulvey.

Remembering Revolution

Author: Srila Roy
Editor: OUP India
ISBN: 9780198081722
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Remembering Revolution constitutes one of the first major studies of women's role and involvement in the late 1960s' radical Left Naxalbari movement of West Bengal, the birthplace of Indian Maoism. relation to women's involvement in the late 1960s' radical Naxalbari movement of West Bengal. Drawing from historiographic, popular, and personal memoirs, it provides an innovative conceptual analysis of the Naxalbari movement principally in terms of gender, violence, and subjectivity.

Difficult Subjects

Author: Janice Peta Loreck
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Film and cultural studies scholars have conducted numerous critical analyses of violent women in popular cinema: from the female monsters of horror film and the vigilantes of exploitation cinema to the femmes fatales of film noir and the muscular heroines of action cinema. However, few studies have examined the depiction of violent women outside the domain of popular film. This thesis addresses this omission by investigating violent women in a series of texts positioned in counter-distinction to popular genres, such as the art-house films Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001), Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009) and The Book of Revelation (Ana Kokkinos, 2006), prestige pictures Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003) and The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 2008) and festival films Sister My Sister (Nancy Meckler, 1994) and Fun (Rafal Zielinski, 1994). Posing this grouping as "distinguished cinema" because of their special status in critical discourse, I argue that these texts creatively respond to the challenge that the violent woman makes to hegemonic conceptions of feminine non-violence. Distinguished films share a structuring epistemophilia or "desire-to-know" the violent woman's ontology that arises from the exclusion of violent femininity within cultural discourse. Proceeding from this, each chapter examines how these films produce the violent female subject via the mechanisms of narrative, the structures of film form and the processes of spectatorship. By undertaking this research, this thesis extends critical knowledge about the violent woman by illuminating how distinguished cinema texts construct her subjectivity.

The Rule Of Violence

Author: Salwa Ismail
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108577245
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Over much of its rule, the regime of Hafez al-Asad and his successor Bashar al-Asad deployed violence on a massive scale to maintain its grip on political power. In this book, Salwa Ismail examines the rationalities and mechanisms of governing through violence. In a detailed and compelling account, Ismail shows how the political prison and the massacre, in particular, developed as apparatuses of government, shaping Syrians' political subjectivities, defining their understanding of the terms of rule and structuring their relations and interactions with the regime and with one another. Examining ordinary citizens' everyday life experiences and memories of violence across diverse sites, from the internment camp and the massacre to the family and school, The Rule of Violence demonstrates how practices of violence, both in their routine and spectacular forms, fashioned Syrians' affective life, inciting in them feelings of humiliation and abjection, and infusing their lived environment with dread and horror. This form of rule is revealed to be constraining of citizens' political engagement, while also demanding of their action.

Doing Violence Concepts Of Masculinity And Biographical Subjectivity

Author: Mechthild Bereswill
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Putting Feminism To Work

Author: Suzanne Egan
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030221091
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This book explores the place of feminism and uptake of trauma in contemporary work against sexual violence. Egan presents a refreshing alternative position on arguments about the co-optation or erasure of feminism within institutionalized, professionalized services for sexual assault victims. Using original research on Australian sexual assault services, Putting Feminism to Work effectively illustrates how feminist concepts and ideas have become routinized in contemporary services and enacted in daily practices with survivors and communities. The book engages with, yet resists, the notion that feminist engagement with knowledge (trauma) based in psychiatry and clinical psychology is incompatible with feminism or inevitably reduces sexual violence to a problem of individual healing. Indeed Egan argues that the productive ways practitioners integrate neurobiological understandings of trauma into their work suggests rich possibilities for reintroducing a non-essentialist biology of the body into feminist theories of sexual violence. Scholars, students and practitioners working in the fields of violence against women, sociology, women’s and gender studies, health, social work and policy studies, as well as the emerging field of sociologically informed trauma studies, will find this book of interest.

Violence And Revolutionary Subjectivity Marx To I Ek

Author: Christopher J. Finlay
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Remembering Revolution

Author: Srila Roy
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This text explores the production of cultural memory in relation to women's involvement in the late 1960s' radical Naxalbari movement of West Bengal. Drawing from historiographic, popular and personal memoirs, it provides an innovative conceptual analysis of the Naxalbari movement principally in terms of gender, violence, and subjectivity.

Violence Subjectivity Media

Author: Tausif Noor
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The Violence Of Stability

Author: Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
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Attached Citizens

Author: Zerrin Özlem Biner
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Shattering Silence

Author: Begoña Aretxaga
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691218269
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This book, the first feminist ethnography of the violence in Northern Ireland, is an analysis of a political conflict through the lens of gender. The case in point is the working-class Catholic resistance to British rule in Northern Ireland. During the 1970s women in Catholic/nationalist districts of Belfast organized themselves into street committees and led popular forms of resistance against the policies of the government of Northern Ireland and, after its demise, against those of the British. In the abundant literature on the conflict, however, the political tactics of nationalist women have passed virtually unnoticed. Begoña Aretxaga argues here that these hitherto invisible practices were an integral part of the social dynamic of the conflict and had important implications for the broader organization of nationalist forms of resistance and gender relationships. Combining interpretative anthropology and poststructuralist feminist theory, Aretxaga contributes not only to anthropology and feminist studies but also to research on ethnic and social conflict by showing the gendered constitution of political violence. She goes further than asserting that violence affects men and women differently by arguing that the manners in which violence is gendered are not fixed but constantly shifting, depending on the contingencies of history, social class, and ethnic identity. Thus any attempt at subverting gender inequality is necessarily colored by other dimensions of political experience.

The Shattering Of The Self

Author: Cynthia Marshall
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801876435
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Timely in its offering of an account that is both historically and psychoanalytically informed, The Shattering of the Self argues for a renewed attention to the place of fantasy in this literature and will be of interest to scholars working in Renaissance and early modern studies, literary theory, gender studies, and film theory.