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"Witnessing" social suffering

2006

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They do so by using the language of everyday life and the language of the body.1 These modes of communication allow the women to implicate the system in their own terms and in the process blur the resistance-political economy divide. [...] She notes that an undue attention to the multiple ways in which the peasants “survive in the cracks and crevices of daily life” subdues the horrifying scene of the savagery of scarcity and the brutality of police terror (1992: 508). [...] Adopting the position of an advocate for the oppressed and the poor in Russia, Haiti and The United States, Paul Farmer (2003) focuses on the issue of structural violence. [...] This observation by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan captures the plight of Afghanistan, a battleground for the Cold War and the War on Terror. [...] The Mujahideen and the Taliban, the two regimes that brutalized the people of Afghanistan, formed part of the U. S.-trained military force of the Jehadis (anti-Soviet resistance fighters).

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health afghanistan gender education politics school discrimination canada afghans anthropology culture employment feminism immigrants immigration labour racism society war on terrorism english as a second or foreign language attention grief older women simon fraser university women immigrants structural violence jehadis dari language

Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-29)
Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
958.10971133
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
22
General Note
February 2006
Issued as part of the desLibris documents collection
Geographic Area Code
n-cn-bc
LCCN
F1089.7.A6
LCCN Item number
D678 2006eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
CaSSU
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (29 p.)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)gtp00526490
(OCoLC)246920059
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
CaSSU

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