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Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Tariq Jazeel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

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 ... More


Landscape, Nature, Nationhood: A Historical Geography of Ruhuna (Yala) National Park

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This first chapter of Part I (on ‘Ruhuna (Yala) National Park’) introduces Sri Lanka's most famous national park, Ruhuna. Drawing on landscape theory drawn from cultural geography, art history and ... More


Inscription and Experience: The Politics and Aesthetics of Nature Tourism

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

By focussing on archaeological practice specifically, this chapter focuses on the anti-colonial re-inscription of Ruhuna National Park with pre-colonial Sinhala and Buddhist landscape. Using archival ... More


Political Geographies: Promoting, Contesting, and Purifying Nature

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses key material and discursive contestations over Ruhuna National Park's meaning during Sri Lanka's recent civil war. From the late 1980s to the early 2000s, Ruhuna was subject to ... More


Conclusion: Sri Lankan Nature as Problem Space

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The concluding chapter to this book draws together the main strands of its argument. The chapter stresses the intellectual challenges of engaging nature and religion in non-EuroAmerican contexts, and ... More


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