Legends of People, Myths of State (BOK)

Bruce Kapferer

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The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in it inspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument was developed through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with the author's native Australia. At the time this constituted an innovative approach to comparison in anthropology, as well as to nationalism and its possibilities. It was not based on differences but on the way in which perspectives from within the two nationalisms, when seen side-by-side, could present an understanding of their implication in producing the violence of war, racism and social exclusion. The book has lost none of its importance and urgency as proven by the chapters in the Appendix, written by top scholars working in Sri Lanka and in Australia. These contributions bring together new material and critically explore the book's themes and their continued relevance to the various trajectories in nationalist processes since the first publication of the book.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Bruce Kapferer
Forlag
Berghahn Books
ISBN 9780857454362
Antall sider 440 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 22,8cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 614 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd