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Indian Ocean studies : cultural, social, and political perspectives

Author: Shanti Moorthy; Ashraf Jamal
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Indian Ocean series, 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Famously referred to as the "cradle of globalization," the Indian Ocean has received increasing attention from scholars. However, few have examined the 'human' dimensions of the ocean. In this volume, historians, geographers, anthropologists and literary analysts each address a specific human factor in Indian Ocean exchanges.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Indian Ocean studies.
New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009021563
(OCoLC)373474618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shanti Moorthy; Ashraf Jamal
ISBN: 9780203867433 0203867432 041580390X 9780415803908
OCLC Number: 501312591
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 435 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: New conjunctures in maritime imaginaries / Shanti Moorthy and Ashraf Jamal --
Fabulation : flying carpets and artful politics in the Indian Ocean / Stephen Muecke --
The Indian Ocean and the making of outback Australia : an ecocultural odyssey / Haripriya Rangan and Christian Kull --
Abdulrazak Gurnah and littoral cosmopolitanism / Shanti Moorthy --
Destined to disappear without a trace : gender and the languages of creolisation in the Indian Ocean, Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean / Fernando Rosa Ribeiro --
Commerce, circulation, and consumption : Indian Ocean communities in historical perspective / Lakshmi Subramanian --
Shared hopes, new worlds : Indians, Australians and Indonesians in the boycott of Dutch shipping, 1945-1949 / Heather Goodall --
"Signs of wonder" : the postmortem travels of Francis Xavier in the Indian Ocean world / Pamila Gupta --
Kuo Pao Kun's descendants of the eunuch admiral and the myth of modern Singapore / Susan Philip --
"That great ocean of idealism" : Calcutta, the Tagore circle, and the idea of Asia, 1900-1920 / Mark Ravinder Frost --
"Is it the same sea as back home"? : transformative complicities as traveling tropes in fictions from Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and South Africa / Miki Flockemann --
Making home on the Indian Ocean rim : relocations in South African literatures / Meg Samuelson --
A traveling science : anthropometry and colonialism in the Indian Ocean / Rochelle Pinto --
Whiteness in golden Goa : Linschoten on phenotype / Arun Saldanha --
Power and beliefs in Reunion Island / Christian Ghasarian --
Through magical flowers : tourism and Creole self-fashioning in La Reunion / David Picard --
Black bag / Ashraf Jamal --
Telling and selling on the Indian Ocean rim / Ashraf Jamal --
Post-orientalism / Stephen Muecke.
Series Title: Indian Ocean series, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Shanti Moorthy and Ashraf Jamal.

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