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Governmentality, displacement and politics: a witches brew in post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia

Hedman, Eva-Lotta E. (2009) Governmentality, displacement and politics: a witches brew in post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia. In: de Alwis, Malathi and Hedman, Eva-Lotta E., (eds.) Tsunami in a Time of War: Aid Activism and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka and Aceh. Special issue of Domains: The journal of the International Centre for Ethinic Studies (4/5). International Centre for Ethinic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 140-162. ISBN 9780974883915

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The devastation of the tsunami and reconstruction in its aftermath, in Aceh and Sri Lanka, resulted in a divergence of political trajectories with Aceh moving towards a cessation of war and Sri Lanka heading towards a resumption of war. These different political outcomes frame this volume's compelling arguments about aid, activism and reconstruction. The contributors, hailing from a diversity of disciplines offer critical analyses of many key categories mobilised in humanitarian discourses and practices while providing ethnographic accounts and case studies of an array of institutions and individuals. Importantly, this volume interrogates the frequent disconnect between research and policy and explores ways this divide can be bridged. A must read for donors and policy makers as well as researchers and activists.

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Additional Information: © 2009 International Centre for Ethinic Studies
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2009 11:20
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 23:30

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