9780822359685-0822359685-The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971

The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971

ISBN-13: 9780822359685
ISBN-10: 0822359685
Author: Mookherjee, Nayanika
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822359685
ISBN-10: 0822359685
Author: Mookherjee, Nayanika
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mookherjee, Nayanika wrote The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971 comprising 352 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822359685 and 9780822359685. Since then The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Following the 1971 Bangladesh War, the Bangladesh government publicly designated the thousands of women raped by the Pakistani military and their local collaborators as birangonas, ("brave women”). Nayanika Mookherjee demonstrates that while this celebration of birangonas as heroes keeps them in the public memory, they exist in the public consciousness as what Mookherjee calls a spectral wound. Dominant representations of birangonas as dehumanized victims with disheveled hair, a vacant look, and rejected by their communities create this wound, the effects of which flatten the diversity of their experiences through which birangonas have lived with the violence of wartime rape. In critically examining the pervasiveness of the birangona construction, Mookherjee opens the possibility for a more politico-economic, ethical, and nuanced inquiry into the sexuality of war.

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