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Migrants and militants : fun and urban violence in Pakistan

Author: Oskar Verkaaik
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Being part of a violent community in revolt can be addictive--it can be fun. This book offers a fascinating inside look at present-day political violence in Pakistan through a historical ethnography of the Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM), one of the most remarkable and successful religious nationalist movements in postcolonial South Asia. The MQM has mobilized much of the 'migrant' (Muhajir) population in Karachi and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oskar Verkaaik
ISBN: 069111708X 9780691117089 0691117098 9780691117096
OCLC Number: 52375031
Awards: Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles 2004 (United States)
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004
Description: xiv, 214 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ethnicizing Islam --
The Muhajir Qaumi movement --
Pakka Qila --
Fun and violence --
Making martyrs --
Terrorism and the state.
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Responsibility: Oskar Verkaaik.
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Offers a contribution to theoretical debates about political - religious and nationalist - violence. This book brings together two perspectives on political violence - identification and  Read more...

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