The Resource War, denial and nation-building in Sri Lanka : after the end, Rachel Seoighe

War, denial and nation-building in Sri Lanka : after the end, Rachel Seoighe

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War, denial and nation-building in Sri Lanka : after the end
Title
War, denial and nation-building in Sri Lanka
Title remainder
after the end
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Seoighe
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book begins from a critical account of the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war, tracing themes of nationalism, discourse and conflict memory through this period of immense violence and into its aftermath. Using these themes to explore state crime, atrocity and its denial and representation, Seoighe offers an analysis of how stories of conflict are authored and constructed. This book examines the political discourse of the former Rajapaksa government, highlighting how fluency in international discourses of counter-terrorism, humanitarianism and the ?reconciliation? expected of states transitioning from conflict can be used to conceal and deny state violence. Ä2awing on extensive interviews with activists, academics, politicians, state representatives and international agency staff, and three months of observation in Sri Lanka in 2012, Seoighe demonstrates how the Rajapaksa government re-narrativised violence through orchestrated techniques of denial and mass ritual discourse. It drew on and perpetuated a heightened majoritarian Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism which consolidated power under Sinhalese political elites, generated minority grievances and, in turn, sustained the repression and dispossession of the Tamil community of the Northeast. A detailed and evocative study, this book will be of special interest to scholars of conflict studies, political violence and critical criminology
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Seoighe, Rachel
Index
index present
LC call number
DS489.84
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in compromise after conflict
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Sri Lanka
  • Civil War
  • Nationalism
  • Sri Lanka
  • History
  • History
  • Political Science
Label
War, denial and nation-building in Sri Lanka : after the end, Rachel Seoighe
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Chapter One: A History of War in the Postcolonial State -- Chapter Two: The End: Atrocity in a State of Denial -- Chapter Three. Post-War Lived Experience:?Sinhalisation? -- Chapter Four: Tamil Separatism and Commemorative Practices -- Chapter Five: Transnational Discourses of Terrorism, Humanitarianism and Sovereignty -- Chapter Six: Sri Lankan Reconciliation and the Appropriation of Transitional Justice -- Conclusion: Consolidating the?National Story?
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319563237
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9783319563244
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1015215115
  • (OCoLC)on1015215115
Label
War, denial and nation-building in Sri Lanka : after the end, Rachel Seoighe
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Chapter One: A History of War in the Postcolonial State -- Chapter Two: The End: Atrocity in a State of Denial -- Chapter Three. Post-War Lived Experience:?Sinhalisation? -- Chapter Four: Tamil Separatism and Commemorative Practices -- Chapter Five: Transnational Discourses of Terrorism, Humanitarianism and Sovereignty -- Chapter Six: Sri Lankan Reconciliation and the Appropriation of Transitional Justice -- Conclusion: Consolidating the?National Story?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319563237
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9783319563244
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1015215115
  • (OCoLC)on1015215115

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