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Violence Studies

Kalpana Kannabiran (Editor) Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society

Violence is embedded in our everyday. We encounter not only its overt, raw, and brutal nature but also the deeply buried invisible and insidious forms that normalize violence in the collective conscience, making it less noticeable and more tolerable.

This volume opens out the field of violence studies with a focus on its myriad habitations and experiences in India. It interrogates the numerous ways in which omnipresent violence is interpreted and represented, and delves into the interconnections between the identifiable normative axes of power and the engendering of violence. Bringing together fresh methodological and conceptual perspectives on the way violence is understood and analysed, the contributors to this volume investigate its occurrence across sitesalaw, family, state, gender, labour, caste, sexuality, communalism, and so onato explore the normal as well as the exceptional.

The case studies in this book are all drawn from the Indian experience. This volume aims towards a coherent and more nuanced understanding of violence that moves beyond the episodic to the systemic, structural levels of society and consciousness.

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About the author

Kalpana Kannabiran

Kalpana Kannabiran is a founder member of Asmita Resource Centre for Women, Secunderabad, and teaches sociology and law at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. With Vasanth Kannabiran she has co-authored De-Eroticising Assault: Essays on Modesty, Honour and Power (2000), and translated from the original Tamil, Web of Deceit, a novel by uvalur A. Ramamirthammal (2003). She received the VKRV Rao Award for Social Science Research in 2003, for her work on teh social aspects of law.

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Title Violence Studies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.06.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 0199464820 , 9780199464821
length viii+396p., 23cm.