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The Resource Sacred modernity : nature, environment, and the postcolonial geographies of Sri Lankan nationhood, Tariq Jazeel, (electronic resource)

Sacred modernity : nature, environment, and the postcolonial geographies of Sri Lankan nationhood, Tariq Jazeel, (electronic resource)

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Sacred modernity : nature, environment, and the postcolonial geographies of Sri Lankan nationhood
Title
Sacred modernity
Title remainder
nature, environment, and the postcolonial geographies of Sri Lankan nationhood
Statement of responsibility
Tariq Jazeel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sacred Modernity argues how everyday non-secular experiences of the natural world in Sri Lanka perpetuate ethno-religious identitarian narratives. It demonstrates the relationships between spaces of nature and environment and an ongoing aesthetic and spatial constitution of power and the political in which Theravada Buddhism is centrally implicated. To do this, the book works consecutively through two in-depth case studies, both of which are prominent sites through which Sri Lankan nature and environment are commodified: first, the country’s most famous national park, Ruhuna (Yala), and second, its post-1950s modernist environmental architecture, ‘tropical modernism’. By engaging these sites, the book reveals how commonplace historical understandings as well as commonplace material negotiations of the seductions of Sri Lankan nature are never far from the continued production of a post-independent national identity marked ethnically as Sinhalese and religiously as Buddhist. In the Sri Lankan context this minoritizes Tamil, Muslim and Christian non-Sinhala difference in the nation-state's natural, environmental and historical order of things.To make this argument, the book writes against the grain of Eurocentric social scientific understandings of the concepts 'nature' and 'religion'. It argues that these concepts and their implicit binary mobilizations of nature/culture and the sacred/secular respectively, struggle to make visible the pervasive ways that Buddhism – thought instead as a ‘structure of feeling’ or aesthetics – simultaneously naturalizes and ethnicizes the fabric of the national in contemporary Sri Lanka.Sacred Modernity shows the care and postcolonial methodological sensitivity required to understand how ‘nature’ and ‘religion’ might be thought through non-EuroAmerican field contexts, especially those in South Asia.--
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Jazeel, Tariq
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Postcolonialism across the disciplines
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
12
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  • Nationalism
  • Nature and civilization
  • Nature
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Sacred modernity : nature, environment, and the postcolonial geographies of Sri Lankan nationhood, Tariq Jazeel, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781388303/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sacred modernity : nature, religion, and the politics of aesthetics -- Part I. Ruhuna (Yala) National Park. Landscape, nature, nationhood : a historical geography of Ruhuna (Yala) National Park -- Inscription and experience : the politics and aesthetics of nature tourism -- Political geographies : promoting, contesting, and purifying nature -- Part II. Tropical modern architecture. Built space, environment, modernism : (re)reading 'tropical modern' architecture -- Architecting one-ness : fluid spaces/sacred modernity -- Over-determinations : architecture, text, politics -- Conclusion : Sri Lankan nature as problem space
Control code
CR9781781388303
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846318863
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863822189
Label
Sacred modernity : nature, environment, and the postcolonial geographies of Sri Lankan nationhood, Tariq Jazeel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781388303/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sacred modernity : nature, religion, and the politics of aesthetics -- Part I. Ruhuna (Yala) National Park. Landscape, nature, nationhood : a historical geography of Ruhuna (Yala) National Park -- Inscription and experience : the politics and aesthetics of nature tourism -- Political geographies : promoting, contesting, and purifying nature -- Part II. Tropical modern architecture. Built space, environment, modernism : (re)reading 'tropical modern' architecture -- Architecting one-ness : fluid spaces/sacred modernity -- Over-determinations : architecture, text, politics -- Conclusion : Sri Lankan nature as problem space
Control code
CR9781781388303
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846318863
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863822189

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