Mobility & Politics

Survival Media

The Politics and Poetics of Mobility and the War in Sri Lanka

Authors: Perera, S.

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Through the narratives and movements of survivors of the war in Lanka these interconnected essays develop the concept of 'survival media' as embodied and expressive forms of mobility across borders.

About the authors

Suvendrini Perera is Professor of Cultural Analysis at Curtin University, Australia. Her previous books include Reaches of Empire: The English Novel from Edgeworth to Dickens and Australia and the Insular Imagination: Beaches, Borders, Boats and Bodies. Her most recent publication is the coedited volume At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror (with Sherene Razack).

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"Words of poets . . . sounds, images draw lines of flight . . . opening new angles on diaspora studies as well as on the politics of borders and mobility." - Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna, Italy

"A remarkable work of scholarship . . . beautifully written; makes a highly original and ethical argument that deserves the widest dissemination." - Sankaran Krishna, University of Hawai?i at Manoa, USA

"With poetic prose and keen analysis, the book shows us that the refugee and migrant are not only mobile subjects; tracing their fraught passage also complicates, disorients and troubles the question of the subject itself . . . [T]he subject struggles for shore, then slips from view, only to remerge; each time constituted by and struggling with trajectories of power and knowledge that are both new and not." - Vasuki Nesiah, New York University, USA
"Words of poets . . . sounds, images draw lines of flight . . . opening new angles on diaspora studies as well as on the politics of borders and mobility." - Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna, Italy

"A remarkable work of scholarship . . . beautifully written; makes a highly original and ethical argument that deserves the widest dissemination." - Sankaran Krishna, University of Hawai?i at Manoa, USA

"With poetic prose and keen analysis, the book shows us that the refugee and migrant are not only mobile subjects; tracing their fraught passage also complicates, disorients and troubles the question of the subject itself . . . [T]he subject struggles for shore, then slips from view, only to remerge; each time constituted by and struggling with trajectories of power and knowledge that are both new and not." - Vasuki Nesiah, New York University, USA

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Survival Media
Book Subtitle
The Politics and Poetics of Mobility and the War in Sri Lanka
Authors
Series Title
Mobility & Politics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44464-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-44464-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44463-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 133
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