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By Beth Roy

attention-grabbing in its mix of non-public tales and analytical insights, Some difficulty with Cows may also help scholars of clash know the way a likely irrational and archaic insurrection turns into a way for renegotiating the distribution of strength and rights in a small community.

Using first-person money owed of Hindus and Muslims in a distant Bangladeshi village, Beth Roy evocatively describes and analyzes a large-scale revolt that profoundly altered lifestyles within the sector within the Nineteen Fifties. She offers a unprecedented glimpse into the hearts and minds of the individuals and their households, whereas referring to a variety of broader matters which are very important to the sociology of groups in clash: the altering which means of community; the impression of the state on neighborhood society; the character of memory; and the strength of neighborly enmity in reshaping strength relationships in periods of change.

Roy's findings illustrate vital theoretical concerns in psychology and sociology, and her conclusions will vastly curiosity scholars of ethnic/race kin, clash answer, the sociology of violence, agrarian society, and South Asia.

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