Fragments and interruptions: Sensory regimes of violence and the limits of feminist ethnography

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The ethnography of violence presents dilemmas that are at once ethical, corporal, intellectual, and political. Drawing on fieldwork experiences from the study of mothers and female infanticide in south India, this essay elaborates on one ethnographic encounter that both informed the representational process and talked back to its normative assumptions. The dynamics of the encounter are used as a point of departure to reflect on gendered violence, the limits of feminist ethnography, and the admissibility of fragments as evidence of subaltern subjectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-296
Number of pages21
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Fingerprint

ethnography
regime
violence
subjectivity
India
evidence
experience

Keywords

  • Ethnography
  • Feminist
  • Infanticide
  • Motherhood
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Fragments and interruptions : Sensory regimes of violence and the limits of feminist ethnography. / Hegde, Radha.

In: Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2009, p. 276-296.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{1843daa64a9a4bb9b67684c69d69a504,
title = "Fragments and interruptions: Sensory regimes of violence and the limits of feminist ethnography",
abstract = "The ethnography of violence presents dilemmas that are at once ethical, corporal, intellectual, and political. Drawing on fieldwork experiences from the study of mothers and female infanticide in south India, this essay elaborates on one ethnographic encounter that both informed the representational process and talked back to its normative assumptions. The dynamics of the encounter are used as a point of departure to reflect on gendered violence, the limits of feminist ethnography, and the admissibility of fragments as evidence of subaltern subjectivity.",
keywords = "Ethnography, Feminist, Infanticide, Motherhood, Violence",
author = "Radha Hegde",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1177/1077800408326845",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "15",
pages = "276--296",
journal = "Qualitative Inquiry",
issn = "1077-8004",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Fragments and interruptions

T2 - Sensory regimes of violence and the limits of feminist ethnography

AU - Hegde, Radha

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - The ethnography of violence presents dilemmas that are at once ethical, corporal, intellectual, and political. Drawing on fieldwork experiences from the study of mothers and female infanticide in south India, this essay elaborates on one ethnographic encounter that both informed the representational process and talked back to its normative assumptions. The dynamics of the encounter are used as a point of departure to reflect on gendered violence, the limits of feminist ethnography, and the admissibility of fragments as evidence of subaltern subjectivity.

AB - The ethnography of violence presents dilemmas that are at once ethical, corporal, intellectual, and political. Drawing on fieldwork experiences from the study of mothers and female infanticide in south India, this essay elaborates on one ethnographic encounter that both informed the representational process and talked back to its normative assumptions. The dynamics of the encounter are used as a point of departure to reflect on gendered violence, the limits of feminist ethnography, and the admissibility of fragments as evidence of subaltern subjectivity.

KW - Ethnography

KW - Feminist

KW - Infanticide

KW - Motherhood

KW - Violence

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=58549101514&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=58549101514&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1077800408326845

DO - 10.1177/1077800408326845

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:58549101514

VL - 15

SP - 276

EP - 296

JO - Qualitative Inquiry

JF - Qualitative Inquiry

SN - 1077-8004

IS - 2

ER -