Violence and the Body

Violence and the Body : Race, Gender, and the State

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 180.8 x 231.6 x 24.9mm | 644.11g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 9 b&w photos, 1 figures, 1 index
  • 0253215595
  • 9780253215598

About Arturo J Aldama

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).show more

Table of contents

ContentsForeword: The Red and the Black Alfred ArteagaViolence, Bodies, and the Color of Fear: An Introduction Arturo J. AldamaPart One. Global Crossings: Racialized and Sexualized Conflicts1. Borders, Violence and the Struggles for Chicana/o Subjectivity Arturo J. Aldama2. Petrarchan Patriarchal: Poetic Nationalism or National Pornography in Hungary? Aniko Imre3. Militarization of the Feminine Body: Women's Participation in the Tamil Nationalist Struggle Yamuna Sangarasivam4. Blood and Dirt: Politics of Women's Protest in Armagh Prison, North Ireland Leila Neti5. Bodily Metaphors, Material Exclusions: The Sexual and Racial Politics of Domestic Partnership in France Catherine Raissiguier6. Mattering National Bodies and Sexualities: Corporeal Contest in Marcos and Brocka Rolando B. Tolentino7. The Time of Violence. Deconstruction and Value Elizabeth GroszPart Two. Coloniality and the Consumption of the Other8. Consuming Cannibalism: The Body in Australia's Pacific Archive Mike Hayes9. Isolates of Historic Interest' (IHSs): On Biocolonialism and Global Genocide of Indigenous Peoples by the Genome Diversity Agenda Annette Jaimes Guerrero10. Angola, Convict Lease, and the Annulment of Freedom: The Vectors of Architectural and Discursive Violence in the U.S. "Slavery of Prison" Dennis Childs11. Bernhard Goetz and the Politics of Fear Jonathan Markovitz12. Pierced Tongues: Language and Violence in Carmen Boullosa's Dystopia Margarita SaonaPart Three. Performing Race, Gender and Sexuality13. Constituting Transgressive Interiorities: Psychiatric Readings of Morally Mad Bodies Heidi Rimke14. When Electrolysis Proxies for the Existential: A Somewhat Sordid Meditation on What Might Occur If Fanon, Castellanos, Derrida, Spivak, and Cisneros Asked Rita Hayworth Her Name William Anthony Nericcio15. Double Cross: FTMs of Color, Asianshow more

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