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Golden Wave Culture and Politics after Sri Lanka's Tsunami Disaster

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ISBN-10: 0253011396

ISBN-13: 9780253011398

Edition: 2013

Authors: Michele Ruth Gamburd

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In December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Six months later, Michele Ruth Gamburd returned to the village where she had been conducting research for many years and began collecting residents' stories of the disaster and its aftermath: the chaos and loss of the flood itself; the sense of community and leveling of social distinctions as people worked together to recover and regroup; and the local and national politics of foreign aid as the country began to rebuild. In The Golden Wave, Gamburd describes how the catastrophe changed social identities, economic dynamics, and political structures.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 0.044
Language: English

Introduction: Political Ethnography of Disaster
Wijitha's Story
That day: Chaos and Solidarity
Dr. Priyanka's Story
Deaths: Fate and Vulnerability
Pradeep and Manoj's Story
Short-term Camps: Chaos and the Crafting of Order
Sumendra's Story
Housing: Temporary Shelters, Permanent Homes, and the Buffer Zone
Lalitha's Story
Dangerous Liaisons: The Power, Peril, and Politics of Mediating between Donors and Recipients
Jagath's Story
Business Recovery: Tourism and Construction
Dayawansa's Story
Reconstructing Class: Discourse on Theft, Loot, Cheating, and Gifts
Fazmina's Story
The Politics of Corruption: Accusations and Rebuttals
Tharindu's Story
Citizenship and Ethnicity: The Tsunami and the Civil War