Theft of an Idol: Text and Context in the Representation


Theft of an Idol: Text and Context in the Representation of Collective Violence ✭ [PDF] ✪ Theft of an Idol: Text and Context in the Representation of Collective Violence By Paul R. Brass ✺ – Thomashillier.co.uk As collective violence erupts in many regions throughout the world, we often hear media reports that link the outbreaks to age old ethnic or religious hostilities, thereby freeing the state, its agent As collective violence erupts in an Idol: ePUB ↠ many regions throughout the world, we often hear media reports that link the outbreaks to age old ethnic or religious hostilities, thereby freeing the state, its agents, and its Theft of eBook º political elites from responsibility Paul Brass encourages us to look closely at the issues of violence, ethnicity, and the state by focusing on specific instances of violence in their local contexts and questioning the prevailing of an Idol: PDF/EPUB ä interpretations of them Through five case studies of both rural and urban public violence, including police public confrontations and Hindu Muslim riots, Brass shows how, out of many possible interpretations applicable to these incidents, government and the media select those that support existing relations of power in state and societyAdopting different modes narrator, detective, and social scientist Brass treats incidents of collective violence arising initially out of common occurrences such as a drunken brawl, the rape of a girl, and the theft of an idol, and demonstrates how some incidents remain localized while others are fit into broader frameworks of meaning, thereby becoming useful for upholders of dominant ideologies Incessant talk about violence and its implications in these circumstances contributes to its persistence rather than its reduction Such treatment serves in fact to mask the causes of violence, displace the victims from the center of attention, and divert society s gaze from those responsible for its endemic character Brass explains how this process ultimately implicates everyone in the perpetuation of systems of violence.

    Theft of an Idol: Text and Context in the Representation and the media select those that support existing relations of power in state and societyAdopting different modes narrator, detective, and social scientist Brass treats incidents of collective violence arising initially out of common occurrences such as a drunken brawl, the rape of a girl, and the theft of an idol, and demonstrates how some incidents remain localized while others are fit into broader frameworks of meaning, thereby becoming useful for upholders of dominant ideologies Incessant talk about violence and its implications in these circumstances contributes to its persistence rather than its reduction Such treatment serves in fact to mask the causes of violence, displace the victims from the center of attention, and divert society s gaze from those responsible for its endemic character Brass explains how this process ultimately implicates everyone in the perpetuation of systems of violence."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 317 pages
  • Theft of an Idol: Text and Context in the Representation of Collective Violence
  • Paul R. Brass
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 0691026513

About the Author: Paul R. Brass

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