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Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary
  • V. Das
  • Psychology
  • 4 December 2006
Foreword 1. The Event and the Everyday 2. The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed 3. Language and Body: Transactions in the Construction of Pain 4. The Act of Witnessing: Violence,Expand
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Mirrors of violence : communities, riots and survivors in South Asia
There are three sorts of essays in this volume. The first looks in general at the nature of violence during riots and contextualizes this within social systems that comprise, for instance, religion,Expand
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Violence and Subjectivity
  • V. Das
  • Political Science
  • 2 October 2000
The essays in "Violence and Subjectivity", written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, consider the ways in which violence shapes subjectivity and acts upon people's capacity toExpand
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Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty
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Disability and Domestic Citizenship: Voice, Gender, and the Making of the Subject
The figures of the diseased and the disabled have been at the center of analysis in conceptualizing certain postmodern forms of sociality. Paul Rabinow (1996) formulated the concept of biosocialityExpand
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State, citizenship, and the urban poor
This paper examines the dynamic, moving relationship between three concepts – those of life, law, and exception. Following a brief exposition of these concepts, this paper provides an ethnography ofExpand
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Masks and faces: an essay on Punjabi kinship
Man need not be degraded to a machine, by being denied to be a ghost in a machine. He might, after all, be a sort of animal, namely a higher mammal. There has yet to be ventured the hazardous leap toExpand
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Concepts of Space
  • V. Das
  • Computer Science
  • 9 May 2012
TLDR
In wondering the things that you should do, reading can be a new choice of you in making new things. Expand
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