Inscribing the Victor’s Land: Nationalistic Authorship in Sri Lanka’s Post-war Northeast

Seoighe, Rachel (2016) Inscribing the Victor’s Land: Nationalistic Authorship in Sri Lanka’s Post-war Northeast. Conflict, Security and Development, 16 (5). pp. 443-471. ISSN 1467-8802. (doi:10.1080/14678802.2016.1219507)

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Abstract

This article examines the nationalistic authorship of space in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict Northeast as part of the state’s nation-building strategy and as a continuation of a post-colonial process of Sinhala-Buddhist nationalistic revival. Exploring issues of historiography, conflict resolution, physical vehicles of ideology and collective memory, the article demonstrates how land policies, development and the tourism industry in a post-conflict context can go hand-in-hand with dispossession, militarisation and the humiliation of a ‘defeated’ minority community.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14678802.2016.1219507
Uncontrolled keywords: Sri Lanka, space, nationalism, post-conflict, anti-minority violence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 13:48 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72178 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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