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Hasbullah, S; Korf, Benedikt (2009). Muslim geographies and the politics of purification in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 30(2):248-264.

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In this paper, we argue that the politics of aid in Sri Lanka 'after' the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami accentuated what we call the 'politics of purification'2013 the fragmented ethnic politics of territoriality 2013 in Sri Lanka's east. The politics of purification entail geographical imaginations of a nation as 'the same people living in the same place'. We illustrate this with a case study on Muslim geographies in Kalmunai Divisional Secretariat division, on the coast of Ampara District, southeast Sri Lanka, where the politics of relocating Muslim families from the buffer zone created the conditions for the geographical imaginations of the politics of purification to play out. At the same time, our study indicates the antinomies of purification and the political fragmentation of Muslim geographies.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 University Research Priority Programs > Asia and Europe
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
910 Geography & travel
Deposited On:19 Mar 2010 08:22
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:03
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9493.2009.00370.x
Official URL:http://www3.interscience.wiley.com.ezproxy.uzh.ch/journal/122513004/abstract

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