Dressing the Colonised Body: Politics, Clothing, and Identity in Sri Lanka

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Orient Blackswan, 2003 - Clothing and dress - 157 pages
This Book Explores Popular, Political And Symbolic Meanings Assigned To Dress In A Variety Of Colonial Contexts In Sri Lanka; Thus It Focuses On The Politics Of Nationalism And Identity Under Late Colonialism. Proceeding From The Understanding That Self-Representation Is At Its Peak At The Moment Of Political Independence, The Author Examines The Lineages That Exist Between That Moment In Sri Lanka And The Colonial Past, As Also The Meaning Of The Commemorations That Took Place On Independence Day.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER Two
8
CHAPTER THREE
43
CHAPTER FOUR
69
CHAPTER FIVE
97
CHAPTER Six
123
GLOSSARY
135
INDEX
148
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