Nelson University of London, London, United Kingdom p. About this Item: Routledge, 2010. What makes these militants tick? Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Khan succeeds in bringing the terms of psychoanalysis back into the ethnographic study of political violence in Pakistan. In some cases she stresses the psychological imprint of an abusive father; in others, she stresses a bitter job search culminating in a humiliating loss to some under-qualified Punjabi with superior informal connections; and so on and so forth.
Drawing theorizations of the way affects are key to a political economy's analysis of migrant labor 'a moving heart' , the study moves away from political or psychological categories centered on the trauma of war and displacement, toward the unfulfilled promises of progress and liberty experienced less exceptionally within the family economy under transnational migration. Unfortunately the book contains several factual errors. They registered 33 false murders against me. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. On page 85 he gives the name of the Taliban leader as Fakir Mohammad. They are not mechanical beasts, and often their disillusionment with their party leadership can be sensed. It goes on to challenge the modernist argument that nationalism is only relevant to modern-industrialised socio-economic settings.
Women in the Homeland 6. Through a local comparison of ethnic and religious militancy she also updates the current situation of social and cultural change in Karachi, which is dominantly framed in terms of Islamist radicalization and modernization. The author analyses some of the actions by invoking several researchers of similar violence in other countries — Northern Ireland, Spain and India, to name a few. Throughout, key historical events are woven together with a careful reading of the ways in which these events were experienced and interpreted by individual militants on the ground. Many top-class boys were martyred.
Khan, Farzana Shaikh, and Kamran Asdar Ali. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! Synthesizing political, anthropological and psychological perspectives, this book addresses the everyday causes and appeal of long-term involvement in extreme political violence in urban Pakistan. Combining theorizations of mobility, liminality, and commensality, it takes the picnic trip chakar as a little-explored cultural lens through which to analyse symbolic formations of freedom, the shaping of Pakhtun transnational labour, and social hierarchies constituted through migration and return. Humanitarianism is a chimera, arguably an infection, but certainly an ethos and organising principle of our age that intersects with transformative moral-political modes of inquiry and praxis. They point to the paucity of longitudinal research into this area and challenges in uncovering structural determinants of vulnerability. The men engaged in such activities talk of their experiences clinically, describe their acts of violence in graphic detail, and discuss what motivated them to adopt their chosen paths. Pakistan is familiar territory for those with an interest in the study of modern militant politics.
The single life story is provocative insofar as it does not require cultural interpretation to render experience sensible. In her examination, governance and civil society issues are integrated with the political and psychological dimensions of mobilization processes and violence at micro-, meso- and macro- levels. This is, alas, not a question that Khan seeks to answer—although, in many ways, this is precisely the sort of mixed-methods question that lies at the heart of her analysis. This points to the salience of hope, and its loss, in the ways individuals assume, challenge, and reshape their load of cultural control and economic obligations-and raises questions around the problem of what, in a field of multiple interrelated mobilities, appears not to move. They sustain participants in a tension between desires to preserve the hierarchies they conceal, and desires for more freedom. The biographies contain past and present experiences of perceived humiliation and losses between mohajirs and the state, and fathers and sons, leading to fractured masculinities in which violence is powerfully inscribed. This article draws on ethnography and life history interviews conducted in a central Karachi neighbourhood with militants affiliated to Pakistan's student organization, the Islami Jamiat-i-Tuleba.
It provides academics and researchers with background knowledge of how the Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir ethnic conflict in Pakistan took shape in a historical context as well as probable future scenarios of the relationship between the Pakistani state and government, and ethnic groups and movements. She is currently writing a book entitled Arc of the Journeymen: Afghan Migrants in England. To what extent might experiences of ethnic exclusion, childhood trauma and masculine insecurity be combined with feelings of victimization or resentment without, in turn, generating unusually high levels of violence? How should we understand their specific emotional response? This is a study of conflict in motion. In fact she clearly seeks to expand Book Reviews 229 upon the work of those with an interest in cross-cultural psychology more generally for example, Ashis Nandy and Katherine Ewing. On page 40 he writes that Pakistan had only one Bengali prime minister, Suhrawardy.
In her examination, governance and civil society issues are integrated with the political and psychological dimensions of mobilization processes and violence at micro-, meso- and macro- levels. He was assassinated when he was addressing a public meeting in a park in Rawalpindi. Gayer's book is an attempt to elucidate this conundrum. Drawing on extensive ethnographic evidence gathered in the neighbourhood where her sample lived namely Liaquatabad , as well as a rich digest of detailed life history interviews, she pieces together the structural and, most importantly, the idiosyncratic biographical factors that led each militant to become an unusually prolific killer. By commenting in different ways on the trials and tribulations of Karachi and Pakistan, the contributors to this innovative book on the city build on past writings to say something new or different - to make their reader re-think how they understand the processes at work in this vast urban space. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. In doing so, she does not argue against any particular feature or prevailing theory within the existing literature; she simply notes that the existing literature suffers from a persistent psychoanalytical gap.
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In some casesshe stresses the psychological imprint of an abusive father; in others, she stresses a bitter job search culminating in a humiliating loss to some under-qualified Punjabi with superior informal connections; and so on and so forth. The Post-Partition History of the Mohajirs in Sindh 3. The purpose is not to compare acts and forms of violence, but to examine how various researchers explain the many possible causes underlying violence. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. There was immense government pressure to eliminate us. Abstract Synthesizing political, anthropological and psychological perspectives, this book addresses the everyday causes and appeal of long-term involvement in extreme political violence in urban Pakistan. Political killings were not solely driven through class, deprivation or ethnic politics, but also by idealized images of manhood and desires for creating and restoring selfhood in meaningful ties with other militants.