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 essays 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.
This book could not be more timely, given the hysteria with which national borders are being increasingly 'protected'. The essays demonstrate that partitions are not erected to keep violent communities away from each other, nor are they simply historically erected border walls, but are the result of ongoing political processes whose consequences spread wide and deep in contemporary communities. These analyses of partitions are both comprehensive and astute and throw a great deal of light upon the bordering practices operating in the world today.--Bill Ashcroft, Emeritus Professor, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales
Introduction, Radhika Mohanram and Anindya Raychaudhuri / Part I Theorizing Partitions / 1. Passionate Partitions, Marcelo Svirsky / 2. Towards a Theory of Partition, Jennifer Yusin / 3. Lessons not Learned from the Yugoslav Dismemberment: The Implications for the European Union, Stefano Bianchini / Part II Past in the Present / 4. Violence, Migration, Partition and the Construction of Subjectivity, Identity and Nation in the Soviet Occupied Zone and early GDR, Chris Weedon and Isolde Neubert / 5. Sexuality after Partition, Radhika Mohanram / 6. Advertising (Across) Borders: Fetishizing Humanism and the ""Magic"" of Capitalism, Anindya Raychaudhuri/ 7. The 1947 Partition Violence: Characteristics and Interpretations, Ian Talbot / Part III Art out of Violence / 8. Violent partition in the imagery of the next generation, Kalina Yordanova / 9. A transoceanic viraha-sensorium: affective connections between pre- and post-Partition diasporas, Ananya Jahanara Kabir / 10. The (de)humanization of soldier/terrorist bodies in Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine, Louise Harrington / Afterword, William Spurlin/ Index
Series: Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics
For Grades: 13 - 17
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 31st May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1