Paula Banerjee, "Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond"
English | ISBN: 8132102266 | edition 2010 | PDF | 297 pages | 3 mb
Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond contends that borders are, by definition, lines of inclusion and exclusion established by the state. It analyses how states construct borders and try to make them static and rigid and how bordered existences, such as women, migrant workers and victims of human trafficking, destabilise the rigid constructs.
It explores the political conditions that have made borders problematic in post-colonial South Asia and how these borders have become regions of extreme control or violence.