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Emotions, mobilisations and South Asian politics, edited by Amélie Blom and Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal

This book highlights the role of emotions in the contentious politics of modern South Asia. It brings new methodological, theoretical and empirical insights to the mutual constitution of emotions and mobilisations in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. As such, it addresses three distinct but related questions: what do emotions do to mobilisations? What do mobilisations do to emotions? Further, what does studying emotions in mobilisations reveal about the political culture of protest in South Asia? The chapters in this volume emphasise that emotions are significant in politics because they have the power to mobilise. They explore a variety of emotions including anger, resentment, humiliation, hurt, despair, and nostalgia, and also enchantment, humour, pleasure, hope and enthusiasm. The interdisciplinary research presented here shows that integrating emotions improves our understanding of South Asian politics while, conversely, focusing on South Asia helps retool current thinking on the emotional dynamics of political mobilisations. The book offers contextual analyses of how emotions are publicly represented, expressed and felt, thus shedding light on the complex nature of protests, power relations, identity politics, and the political culture of South Asia. This cutting-edge research volume intersects South Asian studies, emotion studies and social movement studies, and will greatly interest scholars and students of political science, anthropology, sociology, history and cultural studies, and the informed general reader interested in South Asian politics
Table Of Contents
List of Figures and Tables Abbreviations and Acronyms Acknowledgements Contributors 1. Contentious Emotions: An Introduction Amélie Blom and Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal PART I: Bringing Emotions Back into South Asian Political Mobilisations: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives 2. The Processes and Contexts of Emotional Involvement Christophe Traïni 3. Participatory and Adversarial Politics: Representing Speech Action, Collective Action and Emotion Lisa Mitchell 4. Remembering and Accessing the 'Emotion of Things': A Methodological Journey with a Jihadist Militant in Pakistan Amélie Blom PART II: Major Historical Shifts in the Public Expression of Emotions 5. Anger, Hurt and Enthusiasm: Mobilising for Violence, 1870-1920 Margrit Pernau 6. From Court to Public Sphere: How Urdu Poetry's Language of Romance Shaped the Language of Protest Carla Petievich PART III: Subverting and Cementing Power Relations with Emotions 7. Emotions as Fuel: The Passage of Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation in Pakistan Sadaf Ahmad 8. It's Effective Because It's Affective: The Dynamics and Significance of Emotions in a Delhi Jan Sunwai Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal 9. The Deployment of Resentment in Counterinsurgency: The Case of Chhattisgarh Nandini Sundar PART IV: Directing Affects Across the Elusive Boundaries of the Political 10. Mobilising Anger in Andhra Pradesh: The Emotional Politics of the Angry Young Man and Popular Telugu Cinema Imke Rajamani 11. Hope and Nostalgia in Bengal: The Longing for Netaji in a Contemporary Millennial Movement Raphaël Voix 12. Dialectics of (De)Mobilisation: Humour in Islamic Sermons of Contemporary Bangladesh Max Stille PART V: The Emotional Dynamics of Public Controversies 13. Hurt and Censorship in India Today: On Communities of Sentiments, Competing Vulnerabilities and Cultural Wars Laetitia Zecchini 14. Death, Despair, and Democracy in Bangladesh Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury Glossary Index
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First edition.
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