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Nationbuilding, gender, and war crimes in South Asia

Author: Bina D'Costa
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge contemporary South Asia series, 29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book gives a detailed historical analysis of nationbuilding processes and how these are closely linked to statebuilding and to issues of war crime, gender and sexuality, and marginalization of minority groups. With a focus on the Indian subcontinent, the author demonstrates how the state itself is involved in the construction of a gendered identity, and how control of women and their sexuality is central to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bina D'Costa
ISBN: 9780415565660 0415565669 9780203850015 0203850017
OCLC Number: 432998155
Description: xv, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The politics of nationalism and nationbuilding --
1947 : from partition to creation --
1971 : politics of silence, or refusal to remember? --
Gendered nationbuilding --
Frozen in time? War crimes, justice and political forgiveness --
Partnership with transnational networks for gender-sensitive justice mechanism.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary South Asia series, 29.
Responsibility: Bina D'Costa.

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An analysis of nationbuilding processes, and how these are closely linked to statebuilding and to issues of war crimes, gender and sexuality, and marginalization of minority groups. Using a  Read more...

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"This is an important book: the recovery of women's silenced accounts and the analysis of their marginalization through an analysis of gender relations and through the politics of nation building, Read more...

 
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