Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence and Representation in Postcolonial India$19.95 Add to cart
Communal violence, ethnonationalist insurgencies, terrorism, and state violence have marred the Indian natio- state since its inception. These phenomena frequently intersect with prevailing forms of gendered violence complicated by caste, religion, regional identity, and class within communities.
Deepti Misri shows how Partition began a history of politicized animosity associated with the differing ideas of “”India”” held by communities and in regions on one hand, and by the political-military Indian state on the other. She moves beyond that formative national event, however, in order to examine other forms of gendered violence in the postcolonial life of the nation, including custodial rape, public stripping, deturbanning, and enforced disappearances. Assembling literary, historiographic, performative, and visual representations of gendered violence against women and men, Misri establishes that cultural expressions do not just follow violence but determine its very contours, and interrogates the gendered scripts underwriting the violence originating in the contested visions of what “”India”” means.
Ambitious and ranging across disciplines, Beyond Partition offers both an overview of and nuanced new perspectives on the ways caste, identity, and class complicate representations of violence, and how such representations shape our understandings of both violence and India.
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Men and women used to cheer: vive la différence!
But now, contrary to all science and common sense, we’re supposed to believe that there is no difference. (And if you insist there is, you just might be accused of a hate crime!)
Our culture—and our laws—are endorsing a worldview rooted in craziness.
For instance, we’re told that:
•Boys who think they’re girls (and who could change their minds tomorrow) should be allowed to participate in girls’ sports—and shower in their locker rooms
•Expectant mothers are now “birthing individuals”
•Coed college dorm rooms and bathrooms are great, but single-sex clubs are a campus danger
•It’s horrible for stores to have separate boys and girls clothing departments (let alone toy sections)
•It would be a great idea for our military to lower physical standards and push young women and mothers into combat roles in the military
If you think that’s insanity, you’re not alone, but you might be surprised at just how widespread—and successful—this lunatic campaign has become.
In her compelling new book, Sex Scandal, journalist Ashley McGuire takes this radical campaign to task and reveals:
•How so-called “gender-norming” flies in the face of science (which is proving that men and women are even more different than commonly acknowledged)
•Why—especially if you have kids—it’s almost impossible to avoid the dangerous consequences of a “gender neutral” world
•How embracing sexual differences can make policing safer, government more efficient—and hedge funds lose less money
•How “gender neutrality” is making women more vulnerable to violence
•How the word “gender”—formerly a grammatical term—has been used to dismiss the reality of definite, biological “sex” (male and female) with fluid “gender identities”
•Why “gender” insanity is not something we can just ignore and hope will fade away, but need to refute—now—with hard, cold facts before it does any more damage (which it likely will)
Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female is packed with news-breaking interviews, shocking examples, and “inconvenient” facts that everyone needs to read—and act on.
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