Partitions and Their Afterlives: Violence, Memories, Living

Author:   Radhika Mohanram ,  Anindya Raychaudhuri
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield International
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Pages:   272
Publication Date:   19 April 2019
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Author:   Radhika Mohanram ,  Anindya Raychaudhuri
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield International
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield International
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.70cm
Weight:   0.395kg
ISBN:  

9781783488391


ISBN 10:   1783488395
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   19 April 2019
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This book could not be more timely, given the hysteria with which national borders are being increasingly `protected'. The essays demonstrate that partitions are not erected to keep violent communities away from each other, nor are they simply historically erected border walls, but are the result of ongoing political processes whose consequences spread wide and deep in contemporary communities. These analyses of partitions are both comprehensive and astute and throw a great deal of light upon the bordering practices operating in the world today. -- Bill Ashcroft, Emeritus Professor, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales This ambitious and timely volume is the first to bring together humanities and social science scholars to collectively address the historical, theoretical, cultural and social legacies of partition, from the era of decolonisation to the present. Ranging from policy to popular fiction, and from advertising to the archive, the collection insists on the need for a truly comparative partition studies, undeterred by geographical or disciplinary limits. -- Anna Bernard, Head of Department of Comparative Literature, King's College London By inducting numerous parallel case studies of partition in the last century, this volume goes beyond the causation, processes and consequences of decolonisation and border demarcations-often done hastily and self-righteously with complete irreverence for people at large. Areas like gender, selective usage by nationalist narratives and commercial concerns, and an ongoing evolution of sundered and imagined communities feature in this collection offering comparative searchlight on varied examples such as Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Palestine and certainly the Sub-continent. -- Iftikhar Malik, Professor of History, Bath Spa University


This book could not be more timely, given the hysteria with which national borders are being increasingly `protected'. The essays demonstrate that partitions are not erected to keep violent communities away from each other, nor are they simply historically erected border walls, but are the result of ongoing political processes whose consequences spread wide and deep in contemporary communities. These analyses of partitions are both comprehensive and astute and throw a great deal of light upon the bordering practices operating in the world today. -- Bill Ashcroft, Emeritus Professor, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales This ambitious and timely volume is the first to bring together humanities and social science scholars to collectively address the historical, theoretical, cultural and social legacies of partition, from the era of decolonisation to the present. Ranging from policy to popular fiction, and from advertising to the archive, the collection insists on the need for a truly comparative partition studies, undeterred by geographical or disciplinary limits. -- Anna Bernard, Head of Department of Comparative Literature, King's College London By inducting numerous parallel case studies of partition in the last century, this volume goes beyond the causation, processes and consequences of decolonisation and border demarcations-often done hastily and self-righteously with complete irreverence for people at large. Areas like gender, selective usage by nationalist narratives and commercial concerns, and an ongoing evolution of sundered and imagined communities feature in this collection offering comparative searchlight on varied examples such as Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Palestine and certainly the Sub-continent. -- Iftikhar Malik, Professor of History, Bath Spa University Thanks to a `multidirectional' approach, this multi-region edited collection of essays stretches our understanding of how partitions are constructed and how we are intimately shaped by them. It revisits perspectives that have so far been limited to individual nations and entrenched disciplines. Paradoxically, the framework of memory and trauma studies emphasizes even more how partitions are endlessly replayed in our present. A must-read for anyone interested in the contemporary world. -- Judith Misrahi-Barak, Associate Professor, English Department, Paul Valery University of Montpellier


This book could not be more timely, given the hysteria with which national borders are being increasingly 'protected'. The essays demonstrate that partitions are not erected to keep violent communities away from each other, nor are they simply historically erected border walls, but are the result of ongoing political processes whose consequences spread wide and deep in contemporary communities. These analyses of partitions are both comprehensive and astute and throw a great deal of light upon the bordering practices operating in the world today. -- Bill Ashcroft, Emeritus Professor, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales This ambitious and timely volume is the first to bring together humanities and social science scholars to collectively address the historical, theoretical, cultural and social legacies of partition, from the era of decolonisation to the present. Ranging from policy to popular fiction, and from advertising to the archive, the collection insists on the need for a truly comparative partition studies, undeterred by geographical or disciplinary limits. -- Anna Bernard, Head of Department of Comparative Literature, King's College London By inducting numerous parallel case studies of partition in the last century, this volume goes beyond the causation, processes and consequences of decolonisation and border demarcations-often done hastily and self-righteously with complete irreverence for people at large. Areas like gender, selective usage by nationalist narratives and commercial concerns, and an ongoing evolution of sundered and imagined communities feature in this collection offering comparative searchlight on varied examples such as Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Palestine and certainly the Sub-continent. -- Iftikhar Malik, Professor of History, Bath Spa University


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Radhika Mohanram is a Professor at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, UK Anindya Raychaudhuri is British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of St Andrews.

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