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The golden wave : culture and politics after Sri Lanka's tsunami disaster

Author: Michele Ruth Gamburd
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Six months later, Michele Ruth Gamburd returned to the village where she had been conducting research for many years and began collecting residents' stories of the disaster and its aftermath: the chaos and loss of the flood itself; the sense of community and leveling of social distinctions as people worked together to recover and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gamburd, Michele Ruth, 1965-
Golden wave
(DLC) 2013043183
(OCoLC)830946921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Ruth Gamburd
ISBN: 9780253011503 0253011507 1306166721 9781306166720
OCLC Number: 869281851
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. That Day: Chaos and Solidarity --
Dr. Priyanka's Story --
2. Deaths: Fate and Vulnerability --
Pradeep and Manoj's Story --
3. Short-Term Camps: Chaos and the Crafting of Order --
Sumendra's Story --
4. Housing: Temporary Shelters, Permanent Homes, and the Buffer Zone --
Lalitha's Story --
5. Dangerous Liaisons: The Power, Peril, and Politics of Mediating between Donors and Recipients --
Jagath's Story --
6. Business Recovery: Tourism and Construction --
Dayawansa's Story --
7. Reconstructing Class: Discourse on Theft, Loot, Cheating, and Gifts --
Fazmina's Story --
8. Politics of Corruption: Accusations and Rebuttals --
Tharindu's Story --
9. Citizenship and Ethnicity: The Tsunami and the Civil War.
Responsibility: Michele Ruth Gamburd.
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