Violence and the Body

Violence and the Body

Race, Gender, and the State
Edited by Arturo J. Aldama
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/7/2003
ISBN: 978-0-253-10988-0
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Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State explores the relationship between subalternity, the discourse and technology of the body, and the rise and proliferation of racial, colonial, sexual, domestic, and state violence, examining the materiality of violence on the “otherized” body.

Grounded in U.S./Mexico border and Latin American cultural studies, the essays in this collection intersect discussions of subalternity, violence, and discourses of the body in a transethnic, feminist, and global cultural studies context. They provide a global mapping of contemporary modes and acts of physical and representational violence and demonstrate how discourses of otherization are reinforced and interanimated through violence on what Elizabeth Grosz has called the “intensities” and “flows” of the body.

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Arturo J. Aldama, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University, is author of Disrupting Savagism and co-editor of Decolonial Voices (Indiana University Press).

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword: The Red and the Black Alfred Arteaga

Violence, Bodies, and the Color of Fear: An Introduction Arturo J. Aldama

Part One. Global Crossings: Racialized and Sexualized Conflicts

1. Borders, Violence and the Struggles for Chicana/o Subjectivity Arturo J. Aldama

2. Petrarchan Patriarchal: Poetic Nationalism or National Pornography in Hungary? Aniko Imre

3. Militarization of the Feminine Body: Women's Participation in the Tamil Nationalist Struggle Yamuna Sangarasivam

4. Blood and Dirt: Politics of Women's Protest in Armagh Prison, North Ireland Leila Neti

5. Bodily Metaphors, Material Exclusions: The Sexual and Racial Politics of Domestic Partnership in France Catherine Raissiguier

6. Mattering National Bodies and Sexualities: Corporeal Contest in Marcos and Brocka Rolando B. Tolentino

7. The Time of Violence. Deconstruction and Value Elizabeth Grosz

Part Two. Coloniality and the Consumption of the Other

8. Consuming Cannibalism: The Body in Australia's Pacific Archive Mike Hayes

9. Isolates of Historic Interest' (IHSs): On Biocolonialism and Global Genocide of Indigenous Peoples by the Genome Diversity Agenda Annette Jaimes Guerrero

10. Angola, Convict Lease, and the Annulment of Freedom: The Vectors of Architectural and Discursive Violence in the U.S. "Slavery of Prison" Dennis Childs

11. Bernhard Goetz and the Politics of Fear Jonathan Markovitz

12. Pierced Tongues: Language and Violence in Carmen Boullosa's Dystopia Margarita Saona

Part Three. Performing Race, Gender and Sexuality

13. Constituting Transgressive Interiorities: Psychiatric Readings of Morally Mad Bodies Heidi Rimke

14. When Electrolysis Proxies for the Existential: A Somewhat Sordid Meditation on What Might Occur If Fanon, Castellanos, Derrida, Spivak, and Cisneros Asked Rita Hayworth Her Name William Anthony Nericcio

15. Double Cross: FTMs of Color, Asian American Gendering and the Illogics of Masculine Identification in the TransVideos of Christopher Lee Sel J. Wahng

16 Teumsae-eso: Korean American Women Between Feminism and Nationalism Elaine Kim

17. Gendered Spirits in Shamanic Bodies: Colonization, Resistance and Creation in Mapuche Gendered Healing Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Part Four. Understanding "Trauma": The Psychic Effects of Material Violence

18. Re/membering the body: Latina Testimonies of Social and Family Violence Yvette Flores-Ortiz

19. Sita's War and the Body Politic: Violence and Abuse in the Lives of South Asian Women Sunita Peacock

20. La Japonesita's Body as Site of Contention in the Inscription of Homoerotic Discourse in "el lugar sin límites" by Arturo Ripstein David William Foster

21. Medicalizing Human Rights, Domesticating Violence in Postdictatorship Market-States Lessie Jo Frazier

22. Las Super Madres de Latino America: Transforming Motherhood and Houseskirts by Challenging Violence in Juarez, Mexico, Argentina and El Salvador Cindy Bejarano

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