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 & Development, 16 (5) . pp. 443-471. ISSN 1467-8802 [Article] (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
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 23486
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Conflict, Security & Development on 02/09/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14678802.2016.1219507
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Depositing User: Rachel Seoighe
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 10:26
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 00:12
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23486

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