Embodied Violence by Kumari Jayawardena
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Embodied Violence
By Kumari Jayawardena

Embodied Violence

Communalising Female Sexuality in South Asia

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Embodied Violence by Kumari Jayawardena

Book Description

This book is a major investigation into the myriad of ways in which societies play out the struggle for cultural identity on women's bodies. It explores the relationship between ideals of motherhood, tradition, community and racial purity and uncovers the ways in which women's bodies become the recording surface of repressive cultural practices and 'symbolic' humiliations. The distinguished cast of contributors explore a wide range of issues ranging from the status of women as bargaining counters of national identity in India after independence and partition to the presence of women as an empowered presence in Hindu nationalism, from the legal definition and legitimation of sexual violence to the relationship between an idealised nationalist femininity and the tourist trade in Sri Lanka. This is an essential book for anyone exploring contemporary debates around feminism and post-colonial theory in South Asia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856494489
ISBN-10: 1856494489
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kumari Jayawardena

Kumari Jayawardena is a leading feminist figure and academic in Sri Lanka. Her other books include Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World (Zed Books, 1986). Malathi (Mala) de Alwis is a feminist scholar and activist at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her other books include Feminists Under Fire (2003).

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