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Frontiers of Blame: India's 'War on Terror'

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Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 27-44
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Critical Studies on Terrorism
Volym: 2
Nummer: 1
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Routledge

Sammanfattning

The article interrogates the meaning of terror in India, enacted through the recurring articulation of a particular logic of blame, via a specific focus on the train blasts in Mumbai in July 2006. The conceptual extent of 'violence as terror' is examined broadly: as boundaries erected to equal 'war on terror' with 'war on Muslim terror', as a purifying of the Indian 'Self', and as shifting thresholds in state rationalities pertaining to terrorist activities. The Indian state is torn between blaming domestic organisations and 'cross-border terrorism' for involvement in acts of terror. The vagueness and ephemeral character of where to lay down the frontiers of blame is placing Muslim citizens in a precarious situation.

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Nyckelord

  • Law and Political Science
  • Social Sciences
  • India
  • terrorism
  • Muslims
  • Hindu Right
  • blame

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