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The spectral wound : sexual violence, public memories and the Bangladesh war of 1971

Author: Nayanika Mookherjee
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015. ©2015
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Mookherjee, Nayanika, 1972-
Spectral wound.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015021378
(OCoLC)900242699
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nayanika Mookherjee
ISBN: 9780822375227 0822375222
OCLC Number: 920546586
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 325 pages) : illustrations
Contents: "The month of mourning and the languid flood waters" : the weave of national history --
"We would rather have shaak (greens) than murgi (chicken) polao" : the archiving of the Birangona --
"Bringing out the snake" : khota (scorn) and the public secrecy of sexual violence --
"A mine of thieves" : interrogating local politics --
"My own imagination in my own body" : embodied transgressions in the everyday --
"Mingling in society" : rehabilitation program and re-membering the raped woman --
The absent piece of skin : gendered, racialized, and territorial inscriptions of sexual violence during the Bangladesh war --
"Imaging the war heroine" : examination of state, press, literary, visual, and human rights accounts, 1971-2001 --
Subjectivities of war heroines : victim, agent, traitor? --
"The truth is tough" : human rights and the politics of transforming experiences of wartime rape "trauma" into public memories.
Responsibility: Nayanika Mookherjee ; foreword by Veena Das.

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In this ethnography of sexual violence during the 1971 Bangladesh War for Independence, Nayanika Mookherjee shows how the public celebration of the hundreds of thousands of rape victims-called  Read more...

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"Nayanika Mookherjee's research is important as a testimonial, a guide, and as a recovery of the individual experiences of those raped in 1971." -- Maitreyi * Dhaka Tribune * "Engaging and lucidly Read more...

 
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