Contested Coastlines by Charu Gupta
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Contested Coastlines
By Charu Gupta

Contested Coastlines

Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia

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Contested Coastlines by Charu Gupta

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This book is about the tragic journeys and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered each other's territorial waters. While reflecting on national anxieties and the deleterious politics of boundaries, it reveals how these fisherfolk create alternative maps and a new world of 'debordering'. These fishworkers and coastal conflicts have been subjects of everyday news, but never a subject of serious study. A first of its kind, the present book breaks new ground by examining the journeys of these fisherfolk and coastal conflicts in South Asia from several overlapping but distinct perspectives: declining sea resources, security and border anxieties, suffering of the fisherfolk, their ambiguous identities and transnational movements. The book is also innovative in terms of methodology: it is fisherfolk-centric as it marginalizes the concerns of the state from the perspective of security; it questions the very basis of security and argues for a shift in its perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415449052
ISBN-10: 0415449057
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge India
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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