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Globalization, Terror and the Shaming of the Nation

Constructing Local Masculinities in a Sri Lankan Village



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Globalization, Terror and the Shaming of the Nation by Jani De Silva
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This book is an anthropological study of a violent encounter between a group of soldiers and 22 schoolboys in a Sinhala village in Sri Lanka. The boys were kidnapped and subsequently tortured to death.

Author Biography

Jani de Silva completed a BA(hons) in Political Science and went on to do a MSc and Phd in Anthropology. This manuscript is based on a Phd thesis submitted to the Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics, in 2000. She received a John D and Catherine T MacArthur post-doctoral Research and Writing-up Award in 2001. She is currently working on the nexus between globalization, violence and the local construction of masculinities in Sri Lanka.
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July 20th, 2006
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black & white illustrations
Trafford Publishing
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