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Reading Rajas and Tamas

A. Raghuramaraju

in Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter analyses how certain accepted readings and understandings of the writings of contemporary Indian thinkers, notably Mahatma Gandhi, on crucial issues like non-violence, restricted, even ... More


Communal Violence: A Case Study

T.K. Vinod Kumar

in Public Events and Police Response: Understanding Public Order Policing in Democratic India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090335
eISBN:
9780199082520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090335.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at communal riots, which are one of most violent forms of public disorder afflicting Indian society. The impact of communal violence is severe not only in terms of the loss of life ... More


Religious Violence?

Christopher R. Duncan

in Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451584
eISBN:
9780801469107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore how the people of the Indonesian province of North Maluku experienced communal violence as a religious conflict, and continue to remember ... More


Violence and families: boundaries, memories and identities

Linda McKie and Nancy Lombard

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter takes a very different approach to issues relating to health and well-being through a focus on violence. The prevalence of domestic violence indicates that the family and home are not ... More


The Politics of Protecting Religious Minorities: The State and Communal Violence in India

Cecilia Jacob

in Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467501
eISBN:
9780199087204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467501.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter takes up pillar one of R2P as the most salient, yet under-conceptualized, element of international normative frameworks to protect civilians from atrocity crimes and to examine the ... More


The Merchant Family

C. A. Bayly

in Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion 1770-1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077466
eISBN:
9780199081110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077466.003.0025
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter investigates the behaviour and perceptions of the merchant family in north India during the early colonial period. It traces the emergence of some of the key elements which came to make ... More


Civil Strife, Exodus, and Resettlement

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses another period of tensions in India, which occurred between the Hindu and Muslim communes in Punjab. It stresses that communal violence was considered to be mostly an urban ... More


Theories on Public Events

T.K. Vinod Kumar

in Public Events and Police Response: Understanding Public Order Policing in Democratic India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090335
eISBN:
9780199082520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses various aspects of public events, disorder, and police response. It discusses in detail the characteristics of public events before moving on to focus on public events in the ... More


Introduction

Deepti Misri

in Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038853
eISBN:
9780252096815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038853.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introductory chapter describes a cultural history of violence associated with widely divergent ideas of India after 1947—an India post-British Raj, post-Partition, post-Independence, and ... More


Massacres, Militias, and Forced Conversions

Christopher R. Duncan

in Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451584
eISBN:
9780801469107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter documents the outbreak of violence in northern Halmahera. It then charts how the fighting spread throughout the rest of the province until the end of large-scale conflict in June 2000 ... More


Sectarian violence and communal division

in Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236528
eISBN:
9781846312892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312892.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter unites the competing aspects of Irishness and Englishness in a detailed evaluation of the role of communal violence and sectarianism in Cumbrian social life. It explores four main ... More


‘The madness of party’: Homicide and sectarianism

Richard Mc Mahon

in Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319471
eISBN:
9781781380956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319471.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that the relatively low rate of sectarian homicide evident in Ireland at this time was a product of the complex interplay of competing considerations of religious identity, ... More


Compassionate Citizenship: Nyayagrah, Gandhi, and Justice in Gujarat

Yasmeen Arif

in Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900540
eISBN:
9781452955308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900540.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The second chapter explores the making of a ‘justice movement’ called Nyayagrah in the context of an episode of Hindu--Muslim violence in Gujarat, India. The unleashing of unprecedented violence ... More


The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed

Veena Das

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Focusing on the figure of the abducted woman during the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan, this chapter analyzes not only the impact of communal violence on citizens as ... More


Mitigation, Management, and Resolution of Sectarianism under Mubarak

Mariz Tadros

in Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter takes a micro-level look at the causes of communal violence against Copts: places of worship, the escalation of petty, non-sectarian disputes, and gender relations in which women are ... More


Socrates Fortlow’s Odyssey: The Quest for Home and Self

Owen E. Brady

in Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730883
eISBN:
9781604733358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730883.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the quest for a home motif in the Socrates Fortlow stories, highlighting an apparent paradox concerning notions of home: “Normatively, home signifies both a place and a feeling ... More


Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence

Yasmeen Arif

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900540
eISBN:
9781452955308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900540.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Life, Emergent advocates for an affirmative life-politic that places the social squarely in the ‘meaning of life’, animating contemporary theory and practice on life in unexplored terrains. It ... More


A Religious Syntax to Recent Communal Violence in Sri Lanka

John Clifford Holt

in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter chronicles the transformation of this book’s editor’s perspective regarding the complicity of religion in Sri Lanka’s communal violence. The editor previously agreed with the ... More


Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Donald M. MacRaild

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236528
eISBN:
9781846312892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312892
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of Catholic and Protestant Irish in a neglected centre of historic Irish settlement where communal violence and Irish-related antipathy bore the hallmarks of the Liverpool and Glasgow ... More


Afterlife: Violence, the Social, and Life

Yasmeen Arif

in Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900540
eISBN:
9781452955308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900540.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction of Life, Emergent lays down the main theoretical anchors of how the privileging of the social over the biological in contemporary bio--political theory is apprehended in this book. ... More


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