Punctuated Violence: Caring Karna and the Dynamics of Translocal Householding in India - SAC
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:30 PM
341 Eggers Hall
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, South Asia Center Present:
Priti Ramamurthy, Professor of Gender, women & Sexuality Studies
University of Washington, Seattle
Based on oral histories of rural migrants to Delhi
and Hyderabad, and visits to ten villages in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana
and Andhra Pradesh, Ramamurthy develops the concept of punctuated violence to describe when
and how violence shapes the provisioning and experience of care in the lives of
rural migrants. By focusing on processes of caring in translocal households--
which distribute care across generations in geographically dispersed
locations-- she puts circuits of care and violence at the center of understanding
migration in contemporary India.
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