National and Transnational Security Regimes: South Asia
Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures Vol. 16 (2017)
19 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last revised: 18 Nov 2017
Date Written: October 19, 2017
This entry examines national security states and transnational security regimes and their implications for women in Islamic cultures. National security states have long sought to regulate women’s bodies, speech, and political participation. With the rise of the Global War on Terrorism and the radicalization of Muslim communities, we have seen an increase in surveillance, detentions, torture, militarization, and security technologies, tied to controlling political dissent, “terrorism,” and immigration. The author is asked to discuss how national and transnational security regimes impact women, families, and communities, as women become political prisoners, single mothers as a result of male detentions, and organizers working to counter the suppression of political and human rights. Authors may also consider how the trope of the oppressed Muslim women is used to justify war against Muslim dominate states and the implications of the use of such tropes for gender issues in the home country. Authors are asked to please remember that these entries are about women, gender, and Islamic cultures. Authors are asked to be attentive to women’s experiences, voices, women’s interpretations and understandings of the issues relevant to the entry topic.
Keywords: National Security-South Asia; Transnational Security-South Asia; South Asia- Gender and Security; Gender, Peace and Security; Gender-War on Terror; Civil Rights and National Security; Afghanistan; Kashmir; Gujarat; Blogger; India; Bangladesh; Pakistan; Rohingya; Myanmar
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