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Enduring Violence: Everyday Life and Conflict in Eastern Sri Lanka Rebecca Walker

Enduring Violence: Everyday Life and Conflict in Eastern Sri Lanka

Rebecca Walker

Published October 29th 2013
ISBN : 9780719088773
Hardcover
256 pages
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 About the Book 

Located in the war-torn eastern province of Sri Lanka, this book provides a rich ethnography of how Tamil-speaking communities in Batticaloa live through and make sense of a violence that shapes everyday life itself. The core of the book comes fromMoreLocated in the war-torn eastern province of Sri Lanka, this book provides a rich ethnography of how Tamil-speaking communities in Batticaloa live through and make sense of a violence that shapes everyday life itself. The core of the book comes from the authors two year close interaction with a group of (mainly women) human rights activists in the area. The book describes how the activists work in clandestine, informal ways to support families whose loved ones have been threatened, disappeared or killed and how they build networks of trust within the context of everyday violence. As Sri Lanka faces up to the enormity of the task of post-war reconciliation, this book aims to create a wider conversation about grief, resistance and healing in the context of violence and its long afterlife.