|Title:||Surviving Bhopal: Dancing Bodies, Written Texts, and Oral Testimonials of Women in the Wake of an Industrial Disaster (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)|
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|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan; 2010 edition (May 14, 2010)|
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Palgrave studies in oral history. The killer factory : a disaster waiting to happen Monstrous memories : "re-living" the night of the disaster Bhopal lives on : the many faces of the continuing disaster Women as bread earners : shattered lives and the relentless struggle for survival "We are flames not flowers" : the inception of activism "No more Bhopals" : women's right to knowledge and control of their bodies "Dancing in. the streets" : protest, celebration, and modes of self expression. Uniform Title: Palgrave studies in oral history. Rubrics: Bhopal Union Carbide Plant Disaster,.
book by Suroopa Mukherjee. This book explores the nature of women's activism in the broader context of the economic and medical rehabilitation of the survivors of the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy. ISBN13:9780230608115. Release Date:May 2010.
Suroopa Mukherjee's important book tells how Bhopali women from one of the poorest sections of society on earth have thrown off the veil and led a spirited, inspiring resistance against corruption and injustice by a multinational corporation and its political allies. Indra Sinha, Author of Animal’s People, based on the Bhopal tragedy. This is a captivating read and the work is an admirable example of scholarship and artistry guided by moral principle and passion . In 2002, her book Bhopal Gas Tragedy, a book for young people was published, and since then she has been involved with the social movement. She has written widely on various aspects of the tragedy. Series: Palgrave Studies in Oral History.
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH). Surviving Bhopal draws on oral testimonials of the affected community and analyzes the cause and aftermath of the disaster from the perspective of those who suffered the severe consequences of systemic failure and travesty of justice. The event resulted in a resistance movement, led by women, against corporate and state power
On the other hand, as Mukherjee points out, "the Bhopal disaster entailed a total collapse of the social structure and breakdown of the family unit". It is the nature of these politics that is perhaps the core of this lucid and remarkable book, of which one of the most striking aspects is the author's sensitivity to the meaning of words such as "accident" and "responsibility", and the layers of duplicity hidden in corporate statements about "regret". As we might note, "accidents", despite many attempts to naturalise the term, are consequences of social events and choices.
Suroopa Mukherjee’s Surviving Bhopal examines this ongoing disaster from the perspective of affected individuals, especially women. As she states in her introduction, Mukherjee’s larger aims are highlighting the ways in which the Bhopal disaster has been ‘constructed’ in the popular imagination by a process that simultaneously commemorates and erases the tragedy (3), and understand the development model from the perspective of those who do not stand to gain by it in the context of globalized corporate growth. 9). To these ends, she incorporates oral histories of survivors to counter.