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Conflict and community in contemporary Sri Lanka : 'Pearl of the East' or 'the island of tears'

Author: Ian Bruce Watson; Siri Gamage
Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1999.
Series: Studies on contemporary South Asia, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through fifty years of independence, Sri Lanka has suffered mass murders, bombings, assassinations and endless ethnic conflict. This book examines the causes of the conflict and suggests ways it  Read more...

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Conflict and community in contemporary Sri Lanka.
New Delhi : Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1999
(OCoLC)606516711
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Bruce Watson; Siri Gamage
ISBN: 0761993932 9780761993933 0761993940 9780761993940 8170368642 9788170368649 8170368634 9788170368632
OCLC Number: 41924730
Notes: Published also as a special issue of the Journal South Asia, vol. 10, 1997.
Description: viii, 355 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / I B Watson and Siri Gamage --
Part One. Political Economy of the Conflicts --
Peace: Sri Lanka's Impossible Dream? / Bernard Swan --
Colonialism and National Space / Nihal Perera --
Representations of Sri Lanka From Non-News to State News: An Analysis of the Global Projection of Sri Lanka's Ethnic Conflict / V Nithiyanandam --
Ethnic Conflict and the State in Sri Lanka: A Possible Solution? / Laksiri Fernando --
The Growth of Tamil Paramilitary Nationalisms: Sinhala Chauvinism and Tamil Responses / Purnaka L de Silva --
Internationalism of the Tamil Conflict (and its Implications) / Rohan Gunaratna --
Part Two. Story of the Conflicts Through the Narratives --
Reasons for Violence: A Preliminary Ethnographic Account of the LTTE / Margaret Trawick --
Wearing a Dead Man's Jacket: State Symbols in Troubled Places / Michele Ruth Gamburd --
Suite for Kododicholai, Sri Lanka / Marilyn Krysl --
Tigers and Temples: The Politics of Nationalist and Non-Modern Violence in Sri Lanka / Mark P Whitaker --
The Changing Amman: Notes on the Injury of War in Eastern Sri Lanka / Patricia Lawrence --
Tamils and Muslims in the Shadow of War: Schism or Continuity? / Dennis B McGilvray --
Part Three. Costs of the Conflicts --
Determinants of Military Expenditure in Sri Lanka / P Edirisuriya --
The Impact of the Civil War on Tourism and the Regional Economy / Jayatilleke S Bandara --
Part Four. The Conflicts in Different Perspectives --
Conflict as a Catalyst: The Changing Politics of the Sri Lankan Muslims / Meghan O'sullivan --
Denigration of the Sinhala People / H L D Mahindapala --
Economic Liberalisation, Social Class and Ethnicity: Emerging Trends and Conflicts / Siri Hettige --
Post-Independent Political Conflicts in Sri Lanka: Elites, Ethnicity and Class Contradictions / Siri Gamage.
Series Title: Studies on contemporary South Asia, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Siri Gamage & I.B Watson.
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