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Borders, Histories, Existences free pdf This is a historical work on borders and bordered existences, with special emphasis on the gender dimensions of these existences. The book is replete with the experiences of women geographically located on borders who, the author argues, define those borders as well as themselves. The work spans a wide canvass from critical feminist theory to a study of the security/insecurity of vulnerable communities living along borders. Borders are often sites of exclusion and inclusion in the context of South Asia- they symbolize control and the urge to challenge and transcend that control. Resistance results in greater efforts to control. The medium of control changes over time but what remains constant is the fact that the control of borders necessitates control of bodies. Historically, border studies have suffered from simplification of the issues on the one hand, to collusion with forces that privilege a few, on the other. In this book the author portrays how states construct borders and try to make them static and rigid. She goes on to discuss how bordered existences, such as those of women, migrant workers and people afflicted with AIDS, destabilize these apparently rigid constructs.

About Paula Banerjee

Paula Banerjee specializes in issues of border and borderlands in South Asia. She has published extensively on issues of gender, forced migration and peace politics. Her recent publications include a volume entitled Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond (2010). S he has edited a volume entitled Women in Peace Politics (2008) and co-edited books on Internal Displacement in South Asia (2005), Autonomy beyond Kant and Hermeneutics (2007) and Marginalities and Justice (2009). S he has been working on themes related to women, borders and democracy in South Asia, and has published extensively in journals such as International Studies and Canadian Women's Studies on issues such as histories of borders and women in conflict situations. S he was the former Head of the Department in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, and is currently Associate Professor in the same Department. She is also the Vice President of International Association for Study of Forced Migration.

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Author : Paula Banerjee
Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 01 December 2009
ISBN : 8132102266
EAN : 9788132102267
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 292 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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