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Williams, Philippa

Everyday Peace? Politics, Citizenship and Muslim Lives in India

Williams, Philippa - Everyday Peace? Politics, Citizenship and Muslim Lives in India, ebook

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Providing important insights into political geography, the politics of peace, and South Asian studies, this book explores everyday peace in north India as it is experienced by Muslims living and working alongside Hindus. Based on over 14 months of qualitative and archival research in the regional city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, it looks specifically at the everyday experiences and perspectives of the Muslim community to see how peace is socially and spatially produced. The author challenges normative understandings of Hindu-Muslim relations as relentlessly violent and instead demonstrates the ways in which Muslims are orientated towards securing and maintaining peace within India’s secular state. In doing so, she dispels the notion of peace as a romantic endpoint occurring only after violence and political maneuverings.

The author also examines the ways in which geographical concepts such as space, place, and scale can inform and problematize understandings of peace. She applies a critical eye to understanding how practices of peace and non-violence are themselves inherently political, and play out through different spatial and material geographies. Filled with examples and case studies from the individual to the national level, this study uses the lens of geography to redefine the politics of peace and concepts of citizenship, agency, secular politics, and democracy.

Keywords:

Hindu-Muslim relations, peace studies, terrorism, extremism, South Asian studies, geopolitics, India, cultural identity, geography, development studies, political geography, secular state, Varanasi

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Hindu-Muslim relations, peace studies, terrorism, extremism, South Asian studies, geopolitics, India, cultural identity, geography, development studies, political geography, secular state, Varanasi

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Hindu-Muslim relations, peace studies, terrorism, extremism, South Asian studies, geopolitics, India, cultural identity, geography, development studies, political geography, secular state, Varanasi

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Hindu-Muslim relations, peace studies, terrorism, extremism, South Asian studies, geopolitics, India, cultural identity, geography, development studies, political geography, secular state, Varanasi

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Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
RGS-IBG Book Series
Page amount
280 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118837788
Printed ISBN
9781118837764

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