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Sacred modernity : nature, environment and the postcolonial geographies of Sri Lankan nationhood

Author: Tariq Jazeel
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool Univ. Press, 2013.
Series: Postcolonialism across the disciplines, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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This book explores the relationships between nature and environment and the contested politics of nationhood in contemporary Sri Lanka.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tariq Jazeel
OCLC Number: 862802097
Description: 191 Seiten.
Contents: 1. Introduction2. Sacred Modernity: nature, religion and the politics of aestheticsPart I Ruhuna (Yala) National Park2. Landscape, Nature, Nationhood: an historical geography of Ruhuna (Yala) National Park3. Inscription and Experience: the politics and aesthetics of nature tourism4. Political Geographies: promoting, contesting and purifying naturePart II Tropical Modern Architecture5. Built Space, Environment, Modernism: (re)reading 'tropical modern' architecture6. Architecting One-ness: fluid spaces/sacred modernity7. Over-Determinations: architecture, text, politics8. Conclusion: Sri Lankan nature as problem spaceBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Postcolonialism across the disciplines, 12.
Responsibility: Tariq Jazeel.

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Expansive and intelligent ... [Sacred Modernity is] an entertaining and intellectually stimulating book.

 
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