ISBN 9780761935476,Using Edu-Tainment for Distance Education in Community Work

Using Edu-Tainment for Distance Education in Community Work


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780761935476

ISBN-10 0761935479


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)


This important book is a dialogue on the theme of partition and its far-reaching sociological implications for communal patterns, generational dynamics and individual lives. While the governing imagery of partition is drawn from the context of India and Pakistan, the analysis compares similar processes in the context of Israel and Palestine and East and West Germany. Developing the concept of ?partition-societies?, the volume succinctly explains the social, economic and political implications of such divisions. The lens of partition is used to focus on how societies that have experienced breaks and traumas are organized and constituted and the ways in which they deploy their understanding of the past to reconstruct themselves. The book enquires into ways in which local communities as well as wider national entities use their knowledge of the past. The international contributors to this volume show how this separation was of significance not only in the strict political sense but formed the basis for long-term processes of identity, of memory and inspiration, and the very basis on which different societies were organized. Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Udavastu Jibaner Kabya?The Rhyme of Refugee Life NAMITA CHOWDHURY The Partition Motif: Concepts, Comparisons, Considerations SMITA TEWARI JASSAL and EYAL BEN-ARI BORDERS, SPACES AND MAPS Partition as a Challenge to the ?Homogeneous? German Nation INA DIETZCH De-partitioning Society: Contesting Borders of the Mind in Bangladesh and India KATHINKA SINHA-KERKHOFF and ELLEN BAL The Cartographic Imagination: British Mandate Palestine EFRAT BEN ZEEV Constructing Palestine through Surveillance Practices ELIA ZUREIK NARRATIVE EXPERIENCE AND DISPLACEMENT Partition Violence in Memory and Performance: The Punjabi Dhadi Tradition MICHAEL NIJHAWAN Memories of a Lost Home: Partition in the Fiction of the Subcontinent ALOK BHALLA A Homeland Torn Apart: Partition in a Palestinian Refugee Camp NINA GREN SOCIAL STRUCTURES, CONSTRUCTIONS AND IMAGES Partition and Partings: The Paradox of German Kinship Ties TATJANA THELEN Partition of Bengal or Creation of a ?Nation?? Memories of Difference HABIBUL HAQUE KHONDKER The Surang (Tunnel) of Madanpura: Partition Motif in Benaras VASANTHI RAMAN Living in the Shadow of Emergency in Palestine HUNAIDA GHANIM Partition in Contemporary Struggles over Religious Spaces in Bhopal URSULA RAO HEALING, RECONCILIATION AND COMPARATIVE DIMENSIONS: Collective Memory and Obstacles to Reconciliation Efforts in Israel ZVI BEKERMAN North Korea South Korea: One Korea and the Relevance of German Reunification JOHN BORNEMAN Index