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The Resource Masking terror : how women contain violence in Southern Sri Lanka, Alex Argenti-Pillen

Masking terror : how women contain violence in Southern Sri Lanka, Alex Argenti-Pillen

Label
Masking terror : how women contain violence in Southern Sri Lanka
Title
Masking terror
Title remainder
how women contain violence in Southern Sri Lanka
Statement of responsibility
Alex Argenti-Pillen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Sri Lanka, staggering numbers of young men were killed fighting in the armed forces against Tamil separatists. The war became one of attrition - year after year waves of young foot soldiers were sent to almost certain death in a war so bloody that the very names of the most famous battle scenes still fill people with horror. Alex Argent-Pillen describes the social fabric of a rural community that has become a breeding ground and reservoir of soldiers for the Sri Lankan nation-state, arguing that this reservoir has been created on the basis of a culture of poverty and terror
  • Focusing on the involvement of the pseudonymous village of Udahenagama in the atrocities of the civil war of the late 1980s and the inter-ethnic war against the Tamil guerrillas, Masking Terror describes the response of women in the rural slums of southern Sri Lanka to the further spread of violence. To reconstruct the violent backgrounds of these soldiers, she presents the stories of their mothers, sisters, wives, and grandmothers, providing a perspective on the conflict between Sinhalese and Tamil populations not found elsewhere."
  • "Masking Terror provides a sobering introduction to the difficulties and methodological problems field researchers social scientists, human rights activists, and mental health workers face in working with victims and perpetrators of ethnic and political violence and large-scale civil war. The narratives of the women from Udahenagama provide necessary insight into how survivors of wartime atrocities reconstruct their communicative worlds and disrupt the cycle of violence in ways that may be foreign to Euro-American professionals."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Argenti-Pillen, Alex
Dewey number
303.6/095493
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1735.8
LC item number
.A85 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ethnography of political violence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and war
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Rural women
  • Mothers of soldiers
  • Psychic trauma
  • Sociolinguistics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Mothers of soldiers
  • Psychic trauma
  • Rural women
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Women and war
  • Sri Lanka
Label
Masking terror : how women contain violence in Southern Sri Lanka, Alex Argenti-Pillen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: how women contain violence -- "Have some tea with a piece of Nirvana!": a lifetime under the gaze of the wild -- "Even the wild spirits are afraid!": the gaze of the wild in five neighborhoods -- "We can tell anything to the milk tree": ambiguous forms of speech -- "Those and these things happened": ambiguous forms of speech -- "She said that he had said that ... ": the use of reported speech -- "It wasn't like that when we were young": civil war, National Mental Health NGOs, and the International Community of Trauma Specialists -- The power of ambiguity
Control code
859160990
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3bb81z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160990
Label
Masking terror : how women contain violence in Southern Sri Lanka, Alex Argenti-Pillen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: how women contain violence -- "Have some tea with a piece of Nirvana!": a lifetime under the gaze of the wild -- "Even the wild spirits are afraid!": the gaze of the wild in five neighborhoods -- "We can tell anything to the milk tree": ambiguous forms of speech -- "Those and these things happened": ambiguous forms of speech -- "She said that he had said that ... ": the use of reported speech -- "It wasn't like that when we were young": civil war, National Mental Health NGOs, and the International Community of Trauma Specialists -- The power of ambiguity
Control code
859160990
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3bb81z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160990

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