Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the by Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

By Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

This booklet offers a desirable examine the production of up to date Muslim jihadists. Basing the booklet on her long term fieldwork within the disputed borderlands among Pakistan and India, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson tells the tales of individuals whose lives and households were formed by means of an extended background of political clash. Interweaving old and ethnographic proof, Robinson explains how refuge-seeking has turn into a socially and politically debased perform within the Kashmir zone and why this devaluation has grew to become refugee males into capability militants. She finds the fraught social approaches during which members and households produce and preserve a contemporary jihad, and she or he indicates how Muslim refugees have solid an Islamic suggestion of rights—a hybrid of world political beliefs that adopts the language of human rights and humanitarianism as a way to reconsider refugees’ positions in transnational groups. Jihad is not any longer noticeable as a collective struggle for the sovereignty of the Islamic polity, yet as a substitute as a private fight to set up the protection of Muslim our bodies opposed to political violence, torture, and rape. Robinson describes how this new knowing has contributed to the popularization of jihad within the Kashmir quarter, decentered spiritual associations as regulators of jihad in perform, and became the households of refugee youths into the final word mediators of front into militant agencies. This provocative publication demanding situations the concept extremism in sleek Muslim societies is the normal spinoff of a conflict of civilizations, of a common Islamist ideology, or of fundamentalist conversion.

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