Item description for Violence and Democracy in India by Amrita Basu...
This book examines the relationship between the extreme violence of riots, pogroms, acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing and the ordinary, everyday, often invisible structures and practices of violence in India. Usually, these exceptional, extreme moments of state-sponsored violence are treated as aberrations, quite separate from the everyday world of politics-as-usual, particularly when the norm in question is that of liberal democracy. In contrast, the contributors explore the ways in which democracy enables violence, and how violence in turn transforms the practices and pursuit of democracy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2007
Publisher Seagull Books
ISBN 190542230X ISBN13 9781905422302
Availability 0 units.
More About Amrita Basu
Amrita Basu is Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College.
Amrita Basu currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Amrita Basu was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Amherst College Amherst College, Massachusetts Amherst College, Massac.