violence and belonging - are knudsen

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Violence and Belonging : Land, Love and Lethal Conflict in the North-west Frontier Province of Pakistan (NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Monograph Series)

Authored by Are J. Knudsen, Introduction by  Fredrik Barth

 

Most studies of violence in the Middle East and South Asia come from the perspective of honour or political violence. By contrast, this important study offers a new perspective on its causes in Pakistan's unruly North-West Frontier Province, challenging stereotyped images of a region and people miscast as extremist and militant. Based on an in-depth study of local conflicts, the book sheds light on the complexities of violence, not only at the structural or systemic level, but also as experienced by the men involved in lethal conflict.In this way, the book provides a subjective and experiential approach to violence that is applicable beyond the field locality and relevant for advancing the study of violence in the Middle East and South Asia.

'We should make the best possible use of this analysis: for its daring perspectives, extreme empirical findings, and wide relevance. It deserves a very careful reading for its contributions to so many aspects of our understanding of honour, politics and human society' - Fredrik Barth.

Honor and violence are major themes in the anthropology of the Middle East, yet―apart from political violence―most studies approach violence from the perspective of honour. By contrast, this important study examines the meanings of lethal conflict in a little-studied tribal society in Pakistan’s unruly North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and offers a new perspective on its causes. Based on an in-depth study of local conflicts, the book challenges stereotyped images of a region and people miscast as extremist and militant.

Being grounded in local ethnography enables the book to shed light on the complexities of violence, not only at the structural or systemic level, but also as experienced by the men involved in lethal conflict. In this way, the book provides a subjective and experiential approach to violence that is applicable beyond the field locality and relevant for advancing the study of violence in the Middle East and South Asia. The book is the first ethnographic study of this region since renowned anthropologist Fredrik Barth's pioneering study in 1954.

Format Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions 152 x 228 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
Publication date 01 Apr 2009
Publisher NIAS Press
Publication City/Country Copenhagen, Denmark
Language English
Illustrations note Illus.
ISBN10 8776940454
ISBN13 9788776940454

Tahun Terbit: 2009

Ukuran: 22,8 cm x 15,2 cm x 1,8 cm

Isi: 304 halaman

Berat: 400 gram

Format: Soft cover