Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond (Hardback)Paula Banerjee (author)
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Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond contends that borders are, by definition, lines of inclusion and exclusion established by the state. It analyses how states construct borders and try to make them static and rigid and how bordered existences, such as women, migrant workers, victims of human trafficking, etc., destabilise the rigid constructs. It explores the political conditions that have made borders problematic in post-colonial South Asia and how these borders have become regions of extreme control or violence.
The book contains new research data and original theories and would provide crucial information to those studying colonial and post-colonial history, politics and international relations, South Asia studies and sociology.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 436 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 20 mm
Borders, Histories, Existences by Paula Banerjee is a gripping enquiry into the nature of South Asian borders... Banerjee's brilliant analysis delves deep into the recent developments in border studies while at the same time going back to different histories only to give them a new rendering with the help of the contemporary concept of borders... Borders, Histories, Existences is a distinctive and broadening contribution to Asian studies. Students of politics, history and gender will find it very beneficial to their respective fields... The most attractive feature of Borders, Histories, Existences is its emphasis on borderlands as a unique form of existence instead of going for the notorious defense and strategic studies. Despite the large academic scope of the work it is quite accessible and can be used as an introduction by those who are interested in border studies.-- Dawn
Backed by data, historical fact and popular narrative, this timely book helps the reader to understand that human rights and security are complementary paradigms - one cannot be sustained without the other.-- Himal SouthAsian
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