Resisting Occupation in Kashmir

Resisting Occupation in Kashmir

resistance against the occupation and a means to dislodge and overcome the cultural victimization of rape survivors. In a conversation on sexual violence by security forces in Kashmir, a Kashmiri graduate student asserted that “rape is ...

Author: Haley Duschinski

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812294965

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The last decade has been a transformative period in Kashmir, the hotly contested and densely militarized border territory located high in the Himalayan mountains between India and Pakistan. Suppressed and unheard, Kashmiri political aspirations were subordinated to larger geopolitical concerns—by opposing governments laying claim to Kashmir, by security experts promoting bilateral peace settlements in the region, and by academic researchers studying the conflict. But since 2008, Kashmiris who grew up in the midst of armed insurgency and counterinsurgency warfare have been deploying new strategies for challenging India's state and military apparatus and projecting their legal and political claims for freedom from Indian rule to global audiences. Resisting Occupation in Kashmir analyzes the social and legal logic of India's occupation of Kashmir in relation to colonialism, militarization, power, democracy, and sovereignty. It also traces how Kashmiri youth are drawing on the region's long history of armed rebellion against Indian domination to reimagine the freedom struggle in the twenty-first century. Resisting Occupation in Kashmir presents new ways of thinking and writing about Kashmir that cross conventional boundaries and point toward alternative ways of conceptualizing the past, present, and future of the region. The volume brings together junior and senior scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds who have conducted extensive fieldwork during the past decade in various regions of Kashmir. The contributors, many of whom were born and raised during the peak of the conflict in the 1990s, offer ethnographically grounded perspectives on contemporary social, legal, and political life in ways that demonstrate the multiplicity of experiences of Kashmiri communities. The essays highlight the ways in which this scholarly orientation—built through collaboration and dialogue across different kinds of borders—offers a new critical approach to Kashmir studies at this transformative and generative moment. Contributors: Mona Bhan, Haley Duschinski, Farrukh Faheem, Gowhar Fazili, Bruce Hoffman, Mohamad Junaid, Seema Kazi, Ershad Mahmud, Cynthia Mahmood, Saiba Varma, Ather Zia.
Categories: Social Science

Resisting under Occupation A Palestinian Uyghur Comparison

Resisting under Occupation  A Palestinian     Uyghur Comparison

The literature on the Palestinian resistance reveals that they more often have been able to defy, circumvent or ... local welfare issues and discussed strategies for resisting occupation without falling victim to state repression.

Author: Daniel James Schuster

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783960676652

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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This comparative study of the resistance behavior between the Palestinians and Chinese Uyghurs delineates the commonalities of the two case studies in terms of circumstances and resistance behavior, while creating its research puzzle from their differences of the latter. The research question asks what explains the variation in resistance behavior between the two groups given their similarities. The study analyses the commonalities and differences of resistance behavior with regards to a „resistance spectrum”, starting with ‘frames’ („How is the conflict framed?”), continuing with an investigation of the non-violent forms of action-based resistance (poetry, songs, protests, etc.), concluding with an analysis of the violent forms of resistance. The study relies upon four different theories in its hypotheses’ development in order to test different variables for explaining the research puzzle.
Categories: Political Science

Lithuanian Freedom Fighters Tactics Resisting The Soviet Occupation 1944 1953

Lithuanian Freedom Fighters  Tactics  Resisting The Soviet Occupation 1944 1953

Even though the Russians managed to defeat both armed risings and increased repression of the Lithuanian people, it is obvious that the Lithuanians never abandoned the will to resist occupation and live in a free independent country.

Author: Darius Bernotas

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782897088

Category: History

Page: 86

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Although the end of World War II enabled devastated countries to rebuild and enjoy a time of peace, another bloody war had just started in Lithuania. Lithuanian Freedom Fighters (LFF) fought for almost a decade (1944-1953) against the Soviets who occupied their country after World War II. This research focuses on LFF tactics that enabled them to oppose greatly superior Soviet forces for an extended period of time and on the factors that resulted in eventual defeat of LFF armed resistance. The research utilized the elements of combat power as the measurement criteria to describe the LFF tactics. The author concludes that the LFF tactics were to some extent effective. LFF managed to adapt tactics in accordance with a changing situation in terms of shifting Soviet tactics and wrong initial assumptions regarding international support. The other factor that contributed to the LFF success fighting the superior enemy for almost a decade was related to LFF ability to mitigate LFF combat power elements’ weaknesses while exploiting their strengths. Nevertheless, the absence of both political and material international support along with Soviet success in cutting off population support to the LFF were two main reasons that resulted in the gradual defeat of the armed resistance. As asymmetric warfare is likely to continue playing an important role in future conflicts, members of the military profession should find it useful to familiarize themselves with this research. A thorough analysis of LFF tactics employing a combination of regular and irregular warfare to counter superior forces should assist military professionals in further deepening their understanding of asymmetric warfare phenomena thus contributing to their awareness of contemporary operational environment.
Categories: History

Resisting Nazi Occupation

Resisting Nazi Occupation

ne day I was approached by an older boy, about sixteen years of age, who asked me to join the Resistance movement. I was interested but when he wanted to teach me how to shoot a gun I got cold feet. It was a good thing I refused.

Author: Anne van Arragon Hutten

Publisher: Mokeham Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780991998197

Category: History

Page: 105

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The Dutch in Wartime: Survivors Remember is a series of books with wartime memories of Dutch immigrants to North America, who survived the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands. In book 4, Resisting Nazi Occupation, we read how ordinary citizens risk their freedom and ultimately their lives opposing the brutal regime of the occupying forces. Even in the most mundane activities, like heating the house, or listening to the radio, the choice all Dutch citizens faced was stark: collaborate or resist.
Categories: History

Occupation and Resistance

Occupation and Resistance

How Europe reacted Most Europeans reacted to occupation with an understandable feeling of anger that their country had ... such as giving information to the Gestapo ( German secret police ) about resistance fighters and other opponents ...

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404218580

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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Describes occupation of major parts of Europe, North Africa, and eastern Asia by Germany, Italy, and Japan and those occupied countries' attempts to resist foreign rule.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Resistance in Western Europe

Resistance in Western Europe

See for example Bunting , Model Occupation , pp . 205 – 6 . 45 . IWM Documents : Fletcher , ' Diary of the Occupation Years ' . 46 . IWM Sound Archive : Peter Crill ; Société Jersiaise : GO Box 10 : Anne Perchaud , “ Childhood memories ...

Author: Bob Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015051297136

Category: History

Page: 320

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This text provides an analysis of individual national historiographies on resistance movements in Western Europe in World War II. It discusses the debates they have engendered and their relationship to discussions of the occupation and postwar reconstruction.
Categories: History

Becoming Utopian

Becoming Utopian

4 A random list of examples of nonviolent witness and intervention would include the feminist lineage from the sex strike in Lysistrata to the performative activism of Pussy Riot; the nonviolent resistance to Nazi occupation in Norway ...

Author: Tom Moylan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350133358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such as Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou and science fiction writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson and China Miéville, Becoming Utopian develops its argument for sociopolitical action through studies that range from liberation theology, ecological activism, and radical pedagogy to the radical movements of 1968. Throughout, Moylan speaks to the urgent need to confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises of our time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Routledge Handbook of Middle East Politics

Routledge Handbook of Middle East Politics

22) Hamas 'derives its guiding principles from the doctrines and values of Islam, and its mission is to resist occupation and struggle for the liberation of Palestine' (Tamimi 1998, pp. 1–2). Initially encouraged by the Israeli ...

Author: Larbi Sadiki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351692595

Category: Political Science

Page: 682

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Drawing on various perspectives and analysis, the Handbook problematizes Middle East politics through an interdisciplinary prism, seeking a melioristic account of the field. Thematically organized, the chapters address political, social, and historical questions by showcasing both theoretical and empirical insights, all of which are represented in a style that ease readers into sophisticated induction in the Middle East. It positions the didactic at the centre of inquiry. Contributions by forty-four scholars, both veterans and newcomers, rethink knowledge frames, conceptual categories, and fieldwork praxis. Substantive themes include secularity and religion, gender, democracy, authoritarianism, and new "borderline" politics of the Middle East. Like any field of knowledge, the Middle East is constituted by texts, authors, and readers, but also by the cultural, spatial, and temporal contexts within which diverse intellectual inflections help construct (write–speak) academic meaning, knowing, and practice. By denaturalizing notions of singularity of authorship or scholarship, the Handbook plants a dialogic interplay animated by multi-vocality, multi-modality, and multi-disciplinarity. Targeting graduate students and young scholars of political and social sciences, the Handbook is significant for understanding how the Middle East is written and re-written, read and re-read (epistemology, methodology), and for how it comes to exist (ontology).
Categories: Political Science

Journal of Palestine Studies

Journal of Palestine Studies

... of steadfastness and of resisting this aggression which daily provides further evidence that it is directed against ... an escalation of resistance to occupation if this new aggression on the territory of Lebanon and the Palestinian ...



ISBN: UVA:X000412770

Category: Jewish-Arab relations

Page: 910

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Categories: Jewish-Arab relations

Resisting Occupation

Resisting Occupation

In Resisting Occupation, scholars from around the globe discuss the radical denial of human flourishing caused by the occupation of mind, body, spirit, and land.

Author: Miguel A. De La Torre

Publisher: Decolonizing Theology

ISBN: 1978711379

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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In Resisting Occupation, scholars from around the globe discuss the radical denial of human flourishing caused by the occupation of mind, body, spirit, and land. They explore how religious perspectives can be, and often are, constructed to teach the colonized to want, yearn, and embrace their occupation.
Categories: Political Science