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The Resource Body of victim, body of warrior : refugee families and the making of Kashmiri jihadists, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Body of victim, body of warrior : refugee families and the making of Kashmiri jihadists, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

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Body of victim, body of warrior : refugee families and the making of Kashmiri jihadists
Title
Body of victim, body of warrior
Title remainder
refugee families and the making of Kashmiri jihadists
Statement of responsibility
Cabeiri deBergh Robinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihadists. Basing the book on her long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson tells the stories of people whose lives and families have been shaped by a long history of political conflict. Interweaving historical and ethnographic evidence, Robinson explains how refuge-seeking has become a socially and politically debased practice in the Kashmir region and why this devaluation has turned refugee men into potential militants. She reveals the fraught social processes by which individuals and families produce and maintain a modern jihad, and she shows how Muslim refugees have forged an Islamic notion of rights--a hybrid of global political ideals that adopts the language of human rights and humanitarianism as a means to rethink refugees' positions in transnational communities. Jihad is no longer seen as a collective fight for the sovereignty of the Islamic polity, but instead as a personal struggle to establish the security of Muslim bodies against political violence, torture, and rape. Robinson describes how this new understanding has contributed to the popularization of jihad in the Kashmir region, decentered religious institutions as regulators of jihad in practice, and turned the families of refugee youths into the ultimate mediators of entrance into militant organizations. This provocative book challenges the idea that extremism in modern Muslim societies is the natural by-product of a clash of civilizations, of a universal Islamist ideology, or of fundamentalist conversion"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Robinson, Cabeiri deBergh
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
South Asia across the disciplines
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kashmiri (South Asian people)
  • Religious militants
  • Jihad
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Islam and politics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Islam and politics
  • Jihad
  • Kashmiri (South Asian people)
  • Refugees
  • Religious militants
  • India
  • Pakistan
Label
Body of victim, body of warrior : refugee families and the making of Kashmiri jihadists, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. The Kashmir dispute and the conflicts of conflict ethnography -- Introduction. The social production of jihad -- Between war and refuge in Jammu and Kashmir : displacement, borders, and the boundaries of political belonging -- Protective migration and armed struggle : political violence and the limits of victimization in Islam -- Forging political identities, 1947-1988 : the South Asian refugee regime and refugee resettlement villages -- Transforming political identities, 1989-2001 : refugee camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the international refugee regime -- Human rights and jihad : victimization and the sovereignty of the body -- The mujahid as 'family-man' : sex, death, and the warrior's (im)pure body -- Conclusion. Muhajir, mujahid, jihad? -- Postscript. And, humanitarian jihad
Control code
ocn836205974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954540
Lccn
2012050022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f0xhw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836205974
Label
Body of victim, body of warrior : refugee families and the making of Kashmiri jihadists, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. The Kashmir dispute and the conflicts of conflict ethnography -- Introduction. The social production of jihad -- Between war and refuge in Jammu and Kashmir : displacement, borders, and the boundaries of political belonging -- Protective migration and armed struggle : political violence and the limits of victimization in Islam -- Forging political identities, 1947-1988 : the South Asian refugee regime and refugee resettlement villages -- Transforming political identities, 1989-2001 : refugee camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the international refugee regime -- Human rights and jihad : victimization and the sovereignty of the body -- The mujahid as 'family-man' : sex, death, and the warrior's (im)pure body -- Conclusion. Muhajir, mujahid, jihad? -- Postscript. And, humanitarian jihad
Control code
ocn836205974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954540
Lccn
2012050022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f0xhw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836205974

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