Beautiful Prison: Geopolitics of everyday life in Kashmir
Author: Mishra, Yogesh , email@example.com
University: IISERM, India
Supervisor: Dr. Anu Sabhlok
Year of completion: In progress
Language of dissertation: English
, History and Memory
Areas of Research:
Body in the Social Sciences
, Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution
, Political Sociology
This thesis is an ethnographic account of everyday life in a conflict zone. I look at the intricate tapestry of life in the conflict prone area of the Kashmir Valley. My particular emphasis is on the spatial aspects of everyday life amidst socio-political turmoil. I start my ethnographic journey by analyzing the notion of normalcy in Kashmir and further move to examine the geopolitics of everyday life in this region.
I focus on the taken-for-granted mundane activities of people's lives to understand the meanings hidden beneath the apparent normal routine and the ways in which a geopolitical conflict manifests itself in the everyday lives of people living in that conflict zone.