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Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihādists. Drawing on a long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, the book explains how ... More


Mad Mullas and Englishmen

David B. Edwards

in Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter on the events of 1897 records some of the dangers that arise when the determinant encounters the contingent and also draws attention to the moral threat posed by colonialism. Using the ... More


Unity and Commitment: The Preacher as Apologist for the Ideology of Islamic Fundamentalism

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses a sermon chosen to exemplify that type of preacher who legitimates his function by assuming the culturally constituted duty of “struggle” or jihād. The sermon was delivered by ... More


The Social Production of Jihād

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

in Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the social production of jihād among refugees who occupy a transnational space in the borderlands between Pakistan and India. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in 1998–2008, it ... More


Human Rights and Jihād: Victimization and the Sovereignty of the Body

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

in Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how “human rights” became a part of jihād discourses and practices in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and among Kashmiri refugee communities in Pakistan. It first considers how refugee ... More


The Baha’i Tradition: The Return of Joseph and the Peaceable Imagination

Todd Lawson

in Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520258310
eISBN:
9780520954083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258310.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter studies the Baha’i scriptural theme of peace in the face of violence. Baha’i tradition stands out in the present context in that a central theme in its earliest texts is the promotion of ... More


Protective Migration and Armed Struggle: Political Violence and the Limits of Victimization in Islam

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

in Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines competing ideas about what it means to be a refugee in the Kashmir region. Drawing on life-history narratives of individuals who have been forcibly displaced because of ... More


The Mujāhid as Family-Man: Sex, Death, and the Warrior’s (Im)pure Body

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

in Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of the family in the decision of Kashmiri Muslim refugees to join Islamic militant organizations. It suggests that Kashmiri mujāhids depend on the family for the social ... More


From Muhājir to Mujāhid to Jihādī in the Global Order of Things

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

in Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has explored how Kashmiri refugees have shaped the organization of violence in the Jammu and Kashmir State. It has charted the history and a historicity of how people displaced within and ... More


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