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

Articles By Sheba Tejani

Symbolic Injury as a Site of Protest

As the protests over the cartoon controversy suggests, symbolic injuries have increasingly become the site for articulation of subaltern political claims because they carry less political risk and offer the prospect of a quick but less than meaningful “justice.” At the same time they give the political establishment a relatively easy way to mollify and subvert those very claims.