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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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Making a Claim on the Nation

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 11474 words.

This chapter examines the attempts of Kashmiri Pandit migrants to claim the status of victims of violence. The Kashmiri Pandits represent themselves as Indian citizens who were forced to...

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Manifestations of History

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 11107 words.

Chapter 5 analyses manifestations of history, that is, concrete historical legacies of power and knowledge in present-day Andaman society. The first section discusses the impact of...

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Mini-India

Philipp Zehmisch.

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 343 pages.

This contribution to political anthropology, migration research, and postcolonial studies fills a gap in the hitherto under-represented scholarship on the migrant and settler society of the...

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Mini-India

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 12419 words.

Chapter 4 highlights how, as a consequence of migration and place-making processes, the discourses of locality, nation, and community came to be equated with the term ‘Mini-India’. Here,...

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On Uncertain Ground

Ankur Datta.

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 296 pages.

Since 1989, Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by conflict between the Indian state and a movement demanding independence. This book explores the effect of that conflict on the Hindu...

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The Politics of Voice and Silence

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 17996 words.

Chapter 8 aims to offer alternative ways to understand the Ranchis’ disenfranchisement by bringing hegemonic modes of explanation in dialogue with silenced subaltern perspectives. The first...

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The Ranchis of Mini-India

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 15886 words.

Chapter 7 examines the subaltern lifeworld of the Andaman Ranchis by investigating ‘classical’ topics of social, religious, and economic anthropology. The first section focuses on the...

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Reflections

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 6305 words.

One of the challenges of studying the experience of internal displacement is that the internally displaced lack the avenues of recognition granted to refugees. The internally displaced are...

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Rights, Claims, and Community

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 11290 words.

In recent years there has been an interest among sociologists and anthropologists on humanitarianism. What sets the South Asian context apart is the prevalence of the state, especially in...

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Subaltern Migrations and the State

Philipp Zehmisch.

in Mini-India

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 13428 words.

This chapter considers the history of Andaman migration from the institutionalization of a penal colony in 1858 to the present. It unpicks the dynamic relationship between the state and the...

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