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Contribution to Book
Economic Liberalization, Nationalism, and Women's Morality in Sri Lanka
2004
  • Caitrin Lynch, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Abstract

Economy, Culture, and Civil War in Sri Lanka provides a lucid and up-to-date interpretation of Sri Lankan society and its 20-year civil conflict. An interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between the economy, broadly defined, and the reproduction of violent conflict, this volume argues that the war is grounded not just in the goals and intentions of the opposing sides, but also in the everyday orientations, experiences, and material practices of all Sri Lankan people. The contributors explore changing political and policy contexts; the effect of long-term conflict on employment opportunities and life choices for rural and urban youth; life histories, memory, and narratives of violence; the “economics of enlisting” and individual decisions about involvement in the war; and nationalism and the moral debate triggered by women’s employment in the international garment manufacturing industry.

Comments

© 2004 Indiana University Press. This book chapter was published in Economy, Culture, and Civil War in Sri Lanka, Deborah Winslow and Michael D. Woost (Eds), Chapter 8, pages 168-191 and may be found here.

Citation Information
Caitrin Lynch. "Economic Liberalization, Nationalism, and Women's Morality in Sri Lanka" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/caitrin_lynch/3/