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Accounting for Displacement

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 13478 words.

This chapter provides the historical background to Jammu and Kashmir from the establishment of the kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir in the mid-nineteenth century to the inception of the...

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Being a Kashmiri Pandit Migrant

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 11906 words.

A dominant image of the forced migrant is to be associated with loss that is both material and existential. The Kashmiri Pandits as an upper-caste Hindu minority have historically been...

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The Concept of Subalternity

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 5171 words.

Chapter 1 explores the intellectual trajectory of the concept of subalternity. The first section revisits some key debates of subaltern theory which are considered relevant for the book. It...

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Conclusion

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 2373 words.

The conclusion summarizes the argument and serves to embed this anthropological contribution—and challenge—to the Subaltern Studies project within the larger academic landscape. Elaborating...

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Dealing with Dislocation

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 10978 words.

This chapter addresses two questions: First, how do communities facing protracted displacement deal with the experience of migration and place-making? Second, how do notions of home mediate...

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Doing Fieldwork in the Andamans

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 6529 words.

Chapter 2 contextualizes the Andaman Islands as a fieldwork location. It has two major objectives: First, it serves to introduce the reader to the Andamans as a geographical, ecological,...

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In Place, Out of Place

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 13660 words.

Studies of forced migration involve a number of concerns—categories and definitions of forced migration, approaches to forced migrants from different disciplinary positions, and the history...

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Interlude

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 5992 words.

The Interlude at the beginning of Part III functions like a prologue to the chapters that follow. It serves to describe the conditions under which the author conducted fieldwork among the...

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Introduction

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 2894 words.

The Introduction highlights the major topics and questions addressed by this ethnography. The first section introduces disenfranchised Andaman migrants from various social, regional,...

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Living in a Place of Exception

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 12004 words.

The forced migrant camp constitutes a significant component in imagining the experience of forced migration as a space of exception to normal life. This chapter explores camps established...

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