Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State (Google eBook)

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Arturo J. Aldama
Indiana University Press, May 28, 2003 - Political Science - 464 pages
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Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State explores the relationship between subalternity, the discourse and technology of the body, and the rise and proliferation of racial, colonial, sexual, domestic, and state violence, examining the materiality of violence on the "otherized" body.

Grounded in U.S./Mexico border and Latin American cultural studies, the essays in this collection intersect discussions of subalternity, violence, and discourses of the body in a transethnic, feminist, and global cultural studies context. They provide a global mapping of contemporary modes and acts of physical and representational violence and demonstrate how discourses of otherization are reinforced and interanimated through violence on what Elizabeth Grosz has called the "intensities" and "flows" of the body.

  

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Contents

Borders Violence and the Struggle for Chicana and Chicano
19
Hungarian Poetic Nationalism or National Pornography? Eastern
39
Womens Participation in the Tamil
59
Politics of Womens Protest in Armagh Prison Northern
77
The Sexual and Racial Politics
94
Corporeal Contest in Marcos
113
Deconstruction and Value ELIZABETH GROSZ
134
The Body in Australias Pacific Archive MIKE
151
NineteenthCentury Psychiatric
247
A Somewhat Sordid
263
Transmasculinity and Asian American Gendering
287
Korean American Women between Feminism
311
Polemic Gendered
322
Latina Testimonies of Social and Family
347
Violence and Abuse in the Lives of South
360
Arturo Ripsteins El lugarsin limites and the Hell
375

On the Effect of the Human Genome
171
The Vectors
189
Bernhard Goetz and the Politics of Fear JONATHAN MARKOVITZ
209
Language and Violence in Carmen Boullosas
227
Medicalizing Human Rights and Domesticating Violence
388
Transforming Motherhood
404
CONTRIBUTORS
429
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About the author (2003)

Arturo J. Aldama, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University, is author of Disrupting Savagism and co-editor of Decolonial Voices (Indiana University Press).

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