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Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

For a city in India’s northeast that has been embroiled in the everyday militarization and violence of Asia’s longest-running armed conflict, Dimapur remains ‘off the map’. With no ‘glorious’ past or ... More


Nagaland: Electoral Politics Amidst Insurgency

Amongla N. Jamir

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This is an attempt to really understand the politics of the state of Nagaland beyond the chronic problems of insurgency and unrest. It is a window to the different undercurrents at play. It has been ... More


In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

Jelle J.P. Wouters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199485703
eISBN:
9780199097760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485703.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency is a fine-grained critique of the Naga struggle for political redemption, the state’s response to it, and the social corollaries and carry-overs of protracted ... More


Confronting Constructionism: Ending the Naga War 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Since 1947 when India gained independence from British rule, the government has been engaged in a bloody armed conflict with the leading political organization fighting for Naga independence. In ... More


Borders, Territory, and Ethnicity: Women and the Naga Peace Process

Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter analyzes the role of women in the politics of two adjoining territories in the India–Myanmar borderland: Nagaland and Manipur. Women's organizations and activists have been instrumental ... More


Introduction

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Dimapur has a limited public history, rarely features in popular culture, and has failed to capture the information of scholars. This chapter addresses the question ‘why Dimapur’ and offers six ... More


Migrant City, Tribal Territory

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter unravels the core tensions at the heart of Dimapur’s urban politics, the growth of a migrant city in a tribal territory. Beginning with the public lynching of rape accused Syed Farid ... More


Producing Urban Space

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses the efforts to make Dimapur more city-like. Beginning with attempts to hold municipal elections with reserved seats for women in 2017, we navigate the deeply contentious ... More


Huntingscape

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the recasting of Naga hunting traditions in the city. Dimapur is an enclave of tribal territory surrounded by Assam on three sides. Hunting expeditions bring hunters from the ... More


Dying in Dimapur

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines living and dying in Dimapur as a place-making practice. The ambiguities of belonging emerge in death, as relatives want the bodies sent back to ancestral villages. In this ... More


Epilogue

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The ‘Epilogue’ draws together the two parts of the book: the meanings granted and contested in particular spaces in the city and the embodied experiences of the city by its residents. We use a ... More


Corruption and the Moral Economy of State Resources

Jelle J.P. Wouters

in In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199485703
eISBN:
9780199097760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485703.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter uses the vantage of corruption to explore state-society relations in Nagaland. Through focusing on the narrativisation of corrupt practices, the author explores the moral reasoning and ... More


The State as a Resource: The Quest for ‘Frontier Nagaland’

Jelle J.P. Wouters

in In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199485703
eISBN:
9780199097760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485703.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The politics of statehood and related demands pervade all nooks and corners of India. This chapter discusses the Frontier Nagaland statehood demand that has emerged within (or against?) the Naga ... More


Performing Democracy in Nagaland

Jelle J.P. Wouters

in In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199485703
eISBN:
9780199097760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485703.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter reveals ethnographically how Naga insurgency, pre-existing political practices and principles, and present-day democratic and electoral politics interrelate in complex and ... More


Assam, Nagaland, and Jammu & Kashmir: The First Special Category States

Govind Bhattacharjee

in Special Category States of India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460830
eISBN:
9780199086528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460830.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the circumstances leading to the award of special category status to three states—Assam, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir — for the first time in 1969. The chapter describes brief ... More


Playing the Waiting Game: The Bjp, Hindutva, and the Northeast1

Arkotong Longkumer

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Longkumer offers a preliminary examination of how the BJP has been able to negotiate its status in the region. Based on ethnographic data and media reports, Longkumer argues that the BJP honed a ... More


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