Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the by Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

By Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

This booklet presents a desirable examine the construction of up to date Muslim jihadists. Basing the booklet on her long term fieldwork within the disputed borderlands among Pakistan and India, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson tells the tales of individuals whose lives and households were formed via an extended background of political clash. Interweaving old and ethnographic facts, Robinson explains how refuge-seeking has develop into a socially and politically debased perform within the Kashmir quarter and why this devaluation has became refugee males into capability militants. She unearths the fraught social procedures in which contributors and households produce and retain a contemporary jihad, and he or she indicates how Muslim refugees have solid an Islamic idea of rights—a hybrid of world political beliefs that adopts the language of human rights and humanitarianism as a way to reconsider refugees’ positions in transnational groups. Jihad is not any longer noticeable as a collective struggle for the sovereignty of the Islamic polity, yet in its place as a private fight to set up the protection of Muslim our bodies opposed to political violence, torture, and rape. Robinson describes how this new realizing has contributed to the popularization of jihad within the Kashmir area, decentered non secular associations as regulators of jihad in perform, and grew to become the households of refugee youths into the last word mediators of front into militant corporations. This provocative e-book demanding situations the concept that extremism in smooth Muslim societies is the typical spinoff of a conflict of civilizations, of a common Islamist ideology, or of fundamentalist conversion.

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For example, people sometimes brought me jihād manuals or other publications such as recordings of lectures and militant songs, things they had bought at fairs or from militant organizations. Once, I received a pamphlet in the mail from a town near Peshawar. ” Many people risked social or state disapproval to show me the truth as they understood it. The ethnographic quotations in this book come from my transcripts of recorded interviews and from my own original field notes. To maintain the confidentiality of my interlocutors, I have identified people by a combination of fictive name and a general time frame for the interview.

A special regiment of the Pakistan Army called the “Mujahid Regiment” was established in the late 1980s. It recruits only Jammu and Kashmir state-subjects and is deployed only on the front line of the LoC. The AJK government has also developed an active civil defense program, which trains village-level militia to defend against external (Indian) invasion. Pakistan has always been sensitive about its international reputation on matters pertaining the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. For that reason, outright annexation was not a political option.

One 22 • I n t roduc t ion spring, I accompanied a family group of migratory goat headers (bakerwals) on the seasonal migration from a village near Rawalpindi to the high grazing grounds of Skardu, meeting other Kashmiri bakerwals along the route. I turned back as they embarked on the last leg of the journey, a dangerous stretch that passed within firing range of the LoC. As a female researcher, it was more appropriate and easier to travel in public spaces and to work with unrelated men when a male companion accompanied me.

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