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Dey, Adrija (2020) 'Sites of Exception: Gender Violence, Digital Activism and Nirbhaya’s Zone Of Anomie in India.' Violence Against Women, 26 (11). pp. 1423-1444.

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Gender violence in India exists as a state of exception for the ways in which it occupies a non-legal, liminal space of existence as ‘bare life’ or ‘life itself’. The rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey unprecedentedly brought this to the surface. This article aims to highlight the ways in which the movement which emerged out of this case engaged with gender violence as a state of exception while the use new digital technologies by ‘digital subjects’/’digital parasites’ have constituted ‘sites of exception’ leading to new forms of organising and creating an emerging politics of gender justice in India.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: state of exception, gender violence, digital feminism, online feminism, rape, patriarchy, intersectionality, India
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences
ISSN: 15528448
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2019. This is the accepted manuscript of an article published by SAGE in Violence Against Women, available online:
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 08:29
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