Partitions & Violence

July 2014

Cardiff University, Wales, UK

The last of our symposia will focus on what is perhaps the most troubling of all the legacies of partitions across the world. Is the ‘spontaneity’ of partition violence a form of transitional justice?  What is violence’s relationship to democracy and citizenship in partitioned nation-states?  Is the violence of the social body a form of political language? How does partition violence reshape gender and sexuality in a new nation?  What nuances can the intersection of the frameworks of trauma and partition bring to the study of violence?

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