Rewriting the poisoned body: beyond victimhood

Baindur, Meera (2015) Rewriting the poisoned body: beyond victimhood. In: Discourse of Endosulfan: Toxic Bodies and Corporate Poisons: a symposium, 19-Feb 2015, Central University of Kerala. (Unpublished)

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The study of endosulfan and its effects on the human body are put forward by experts and activists who rely on scientific data and other forms that highlight the narratives of abnormality. While the rationality of this kinds of discourse may at least affect the policy and legal issues related to the environment, this perspective is limited. When it comes to addressing the core issue at stake, both affect and effect of the chemical on the bodies of Human beings matters. This paper will centre the concerns of the already affected people and their narratives of poisoned bodies. Such narratives which form a living history of such environmental damages are central to understanding the larger concept of the 'unnatural' and how we as human beings in constructing abnormal narratives of victimhood are denying ourselves and the affected people our most precious value, that of being human.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endosulfan, Vitcms, Justice, Body , Normal body, Dehumanising
Subjects: Humanities > MCPH Manipal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 04:44
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 04:44

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