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Golden Wave: Culture and Politics After Sri Lanka's Tsunami Disaster

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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.

About the Author

Michele Ruth Gamburd is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Portland State University. She is author of The Kitchen Spoon's Handle: Transnationalism and Sri Lanka's Migrant Housemaids and Breaking the Ashes: The Culture of Illicit Liquor in Sri Lanka and editor (with Dennis B. McGilvray) of Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ethnic and Regional Dimensions.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Ethnography of Disaster

Wijitha's Story

1. That day: Chaos and Solidarity

Dr. Priyanka's Story

2. Deaths: Fate and Vulnerability

Pradeep and Manoj's Story

3. Short-term Camps: Chaos and the Crafting of Order

Sumendra's Story

4. Housing: Temporary Shelters, Permanent Homes, and the Buffer Zone

Lalitha's Story

5. Dangerous Liaisons: The Power, Peril, and Politics of Mediating between Donors and Recipients

Jagath's Story

6. Business Recovery: Tourism and Construction

Dayawansa's Story

7. Reconstructing Class: Discourse on Theft, Loot, Cheating, and Gifts

Fazmina's Story

8. The Politics of Corruption: Accusations and Rebuttals

Tharindu's Story

9. Citizenship and Ethnicity: The Tsunami and the Civil War

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253011398
Author:
Gamburd, Michele Ruth
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 bandw illus., 2 maps
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » India
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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