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Hindus, Muslims and moral panics
Charu Gupta

threats at religious conversions, formulates a homogenous Hindu identity, frames a ‘vulnerable’ Hindu woman, and reinstates familial patriarchies. Above all, it signifies taboos on the expression of love that defies boundaries, and anxieties around women's independent-individual expressions of desire. ‘Love jihad’ is inseparable from the imperative of disciplining desire, where a Hindu-coded nation is deciding the rules of love and intimacy. The anxieties underpinning the campaign of ‘love jihad’ played no minor role in mobilising and consolidating support for the BJP

in Passionate politics
Lauren Wilcox

. Preciado’s formulation of ‘gender’ as penetrator/penetrated in the global economy is overstated in its scope, yet can point us to perceiving a crucial way in which drone warfare is gendered, as drone warfare ‘works’ precisely by making only one side penetrated and penetrable. It prevents the bodies of one side from being penetrated and injured or killed while making vast swaths of the world into penetrable bodies; the ‘visual’ or at least external sensory mode of apprehending bodies is the dominant mode here still. The much-noted ‘voyeuristic intimacy’ 31 of the drone

in Drone imaginaries
Laure Assaf

relationships fostered in these spaces can develop, and where new ones can emerge. Friendships, intimacy and anonymity Appropriations of the coffee shop exist along a continuum of which these two scenes probably constitute the two poles: the pursuit of familiarity on the one hand, and anonymity on the other. Nawal, Samir and their friends, who spend most of their time at the Tche Tche

in Arab youths
Sneha Krishnan

hall. To live that way when she married, Shankari believed, would be a step down and she did not want that. What she wanted, she told me, was ‘sophistication’, by which she meant a life in which she would have choices and privacy. She laughed that she and Manohar, her boyfriend, had spent so much time sneaking around their families and finding spaces for physical intimacy on the beach, in the cinema and even in secluded corners of a nearby temple. At least when they were married, she felt, they ought to have enough space in the house to shut the door on the rest of

in Passionate politics
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Andreas Immanuel Graae
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Kathrin Maurer

doing, Houtryve emphasises the abstraction of drone photography, but these processes of formalisation do not neglect the human figure. Rather, they work as an aesthetic practice to produce images that differ from the stream of images in today’s media landscape, and which thus still have the power to speak to us and make us empathise. The body, intimacy and closeness Although drone vision is about distance, abstraction and flattening, it nevertheless also embodies closeness. Despite being detached, military drone pilots often get extremely close to their targets

in Drone imaginaries
Evaluating commemoration and generational transmission of the special relationship
Robert M. Hendershot

provide an instructive example of how the narrative of Anglo-American intimacy emerges through long-term and geographically dispersed public commemoration schemes as well. Over 920 blue plaques, which commemorate significant individuals on the exterior of the London buildings in which they once lived, have been installed in the greater metropolitan area since the program was initiated over 150 years ago. Liberal MP William Ewart first proposed the idea in the House of Commons in 1863, which fitted the general liberal democratic principle of using public funds and

in Culture matters
Sneha Krishnan

”: Or the Indian nation's contradictions personified ’, Modern Asian Studies , 44 ( 4 ): 785–815 . Krishnan , S. ( 2016 ). ‘ Agency, intimacy, and rape jokes: An ethnographic study of young women and sexual risk in Chennai ’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute , 22 ( 1 ): 67–83 . Phadke , S. ( 2007 ). ‘ Dangerous liaisons: Women and men: Risk and reputation in

in Passionate politics
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Passionate politics in India today
Indrajit Roy

–302 . Kulkarni , K. A. ( 2021 ). ‘ Performing intimacy: Slavery and the woman's voice in eighteenth-century Marathi lavani ’, South Asian History and Culture , 12 ( 2–3 ): 206–221 . Lee , J. ( 2021 ). ‘ Disgust and untouchability: Towards an affective theory of caste ’, South Asian History and Culture , 12 ( 2–3 ): 310–327 . Maqsood , A. ( 2021 ). ‘ Love in

in Passionate politics
Rasmus Degnbol
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Andreas Immanuel Graae

European borders in 2015. And from this cynical perspective, the family on the photo has really no meaning.  AG: Okay, but you still have this guy in the hoodie looking straight up at the drone which creates a somewhat personal feeling or a sense of intimacy – almost as if he returns your gaze, as a kind of a counter-stare? RD: See, that’s why the drone is so different from normal aerial photography, because it allows you to get so close and obtain a kind of intimacy. When you photograph people on the ground, you will almost always know if they do not want to be

in Drone imaginaries
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Alister Wedderburn

the way I have outlined throughout this book: as Foucault’s account of grotesque power confirms, humour is often mobilised in order to reinforce rather than contest abjection ( 2003a ). 1 Yet this only goes to confirm humour’s intimacy with processes of subject formation: humour can open a window onto the construction of exclusionary political communities, as well as the subjective clefts and interstices that inevitably accompany them. In both instances, however, it is useful as a way of tracing those limits, and their everyday production and reproduction. This

in Humour, subjectivity and world politics