Embodied Violence: Communalising Female Sexuality in South Asia: Communalizing Female Sexuality in South Asia
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ISBN : 9781856494489
Format : Paperback
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Focusing on South Asia, this is an investigation into the myriad ways in which societies play out the struggle for cultural identity on women's bodies. The book explores the relationship between ideals of motherhood, tradition, community and racial purity and aims to uncover the ways in which women's bodies become the recording surface of repressive cultural practices and 'symbolic' humiliations. The contributors explore a range of issues ranging from the status of women as bargaining counters of national identity in India after independence and partition, to the presence of women as an empowered presence in Hindu nationalism, from the legal definition and legitimation of sexual violence, to the relationship between an idealized nationalist feminity and the tourist trade in Sri Lanka.

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