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Titre : Sri Lanka: Ethnic Fratricide and the ...
Éditeur : I.B.Tauris Co Ltd, United Kingdom
Date d'édition : 1986
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Language: N/A. Brand New Book. N° de réf. du libraire AA79781850430261
Synopsis : Focusing on the historical events of post-independence Sri Lanka, S. J. Tambiah analyzes the causes of the violent conflict between the majority Sinhalese Buddhists and the minority Tamils. He demonstrates that the crisis is primarily a result of recent societal stresses-educational expansions, linguistic policy, unemployment, uneven income distribution, population movements, contemporary uses of the past as religious and national ideology, and trends toward authoritarianism-rather than age-old racial and religious differences. "In this concise, informative, lucidly written book, scrupulously documented and well indexed, [Tambiah] trains his dispassionate anthropologist's eye on the tangled roots of an urgent, present-day problem in the passionate hope that enlightenment, understanding, and a generous spirit of compromise may yet be able to prevail". -Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor "An incredibly rich and balanced analysis of the crisis. It is exemplary in highlighting the general complexities of ethnic crises in long-lived societies carrying a burden of historical memories". -Amita Shastri, Journal of Asian Studies "Tambiah makes an eloquent case for pluralist democracy in a country abundantly endowed with excuses to abandon such an approach to politics". -Donald L. Horowitz, New Republic "An excellent and thought-provoking book, for anyone who cares about Sri Lanka". -Paul Sieghart, Los Angeles Times Book Review
A propos de l'auteur: S. J. Tambiah is professor of anthropology at Harvard University.
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