Reporting Violence and Naming Migrants in Assam The Coverage of Anti‐“Bengali Muslim” Violence in Assam by The Assam Tribune Newspaper

Iqbal, M. 2019. Reporting Violence and Naming Migrants in Assam The Coverage of Anti‐“Bengali Muslim” Violence in Assam by The Assam Tribune Newspaper. in: Retis, J. and Tsagarousianou, R. (ed.) The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture Hoboken, USA Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 311-327

Chapter titleReporting Violence and Naming Migrants in Assam The Coverage of Anti‐“Bengali Muslim” Violence in Assam by The Assam Tribune Newspaper
AuthorsIqbal, M.
EditorsRetis, J. and Tsagarousianou, R.
Abstract

‘Immigrant’ is not a term only defined by the phenomenon of migration but by the immediate context of it as well. ‘Immigrant’ is not just a figure of mobility but of transgression and subversion too. Looking into episodes of violence in the Bodoland region of Assam, this chapter explores everyday newspaper debate about border, migration, violence and mobility. ‘Immigrant’ is not just a name but produces a network of name and system of naming which legitimizes certain politics and discrimination in everyday life. The aporia of modernity, the celebration of mobility and cruelty of border, is exemplified in a post-colonial country like India.

KeywordsBengali Muslim, Assam, Illegal Immigrant, Bodo, Ethnic Violence, The Assam Tribune, Bangladesh, Infiltrator
Book titleThe Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture
Page range311-327
Year2019
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Publication dates
Published29 Oct 2019
Place of publicationHoboken, USA
EditionFirst
SeriesGlobal Handbooks in Media and Communication Research
ISBN9781119236702

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