Militarizing Sri Lanka

Popular Culture, Memory and Narrative in the Armed Conflict

by De Mel, Neloufer

Militarizing Sri Lanka is a study of the militarization that has buttressed the war between the Sri Lankan state and the LTTE for over two decades. It highlights militarization as a process through which the ideology of militarism is shaped and shared in a manner that makes militant solutions to conflict a part of institutional structures and ways of thought. It foregrounds militarization as activity and agency, capable of adaptation and transforming society in significant ways; and as a deeply gendered, contingent and shifting process. It also analyzes both the construction and resistance to militarization and militarism, but in a manner that draws attention to their relationality rather than as self-evidently oppositional categories.
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  • Pub date: December 2007
  • English
  • 9788132100072 / 0761936351
  • California
  • Primary Price: 19.99 GBP
  • Pages: 330
  • SAGE Publications / Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Neloufer de Mel.
  • Page size: 22
  • Reference Code: BDZ0008084640