Visweswaran 2014 Violence

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Speaker: Kamala Visweswaran

Title: Registering the Violence of Law

Subtitle: Judicial Irony in Gujarat Since 2002

Institution: School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego

Place: La Jolla, California, United States

Date: November 20, 2014

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | Indian History

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Speaker: Kamala Visweswaran, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin


»Justice is scalar, and in multiple ways. While legal cases might be tracked through the lower to upper courts, legal action also inhabits what geographers call scale-jumping: the efforts of local actors to move a set of events out of the domestic and into a larger domain of debate or adjudication. What happens when the terrain of rights shifts from the local to the national, regional, or international? What ironies emerge between the struggle for justice at the local level and the articulation of rights violations at the national or international level?
Visweswaran will address some of the issues that followed from pursuing the Gujarat violence cases of 2002 in the national arena in contrast to local strategies of documentation.« (Source: University of California at San Diego)

Added: January 3, 2015 – Last updated: January 3, 2015