ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Impractical Topics, Practical Fields

Notes on Researching Sexual Violence in India

The histories of the women's movement's protests transformed the discursive and juridical method of constituting rape as an object of reform and research. A traversal of different kinds of registers--protests and law reform, pedagogy and research, testimony and lawyering--reflects on how publicity, sexual violence and public secrecy constitute a field. We must pay attention to the question of method not just in relation to feminist, sociological or anthropological research, but also to the question of methods in lawyering and law reform.

Many thanks to Kalpana Kannabiran, Padmini Swaminathan, Svati Shah, Rupal Oza, Uma Chakravarti, Shirin Rai, Upendra Baxi, Ghazala Jamil, Arvind Narrain and Mani Shekhar Singh for the productive comments. To the reviewer, much appreciation.

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