Mills, James and Sen, Satadru (2004) Confronting the Body: The Politics of Physicality in Colonial and Post-Colonial India. Anthem Press. ISBN 1843310325Full text not available in this repository.
The human body in modern South Asia has been continually manipulated into political enterprise. The body was central to the project of British colonialism, as it was in the Indian response to colonial rule. By constructing British bodies as normative and disciplined, and Indian bodies as deviant and undisciplined, the British could fashion an ideology of their own fitness for political power and defense of colonialism itself. The politics of physicality then manifested in reverse in many ways, not least through Ghandi's use of his body as public experiment in discipline, as well as a living rejection of British rule and norms of physicality.
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|Keywords:||colonialism, south asia, politics of physicality, human body, Political theory, Asia, Human anatomy|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political theory
History General and Old World > Asia
Science > Human anatomy
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > History|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||19 Sep 2006|
|Last modified:||12 Mar 2012 10:36|
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