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Anthropology

Portland State University

Sri Lanka

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Book Review Of, Dhana Hughes. Violence, Torture And Memory In Sri Lanka: Life After Terror, And Gordon Weiss. The Cage: The Fight For Sri Lanka And The Last Days Of The Tamil Tigers, Michele Ruth Gamburd Jan 2014

Book Review Of, Dhana Hughes. Violence, Torture And Memory In Sri Lanka: Life After Terror, And Gordon Weiss. The Cage: The Fight For Sri Lanka And The Last Days Of The Tamil Tigers, Michele Ruth Gamburd

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reviews the books "Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life after Terror" by Dhana Hughes and "The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers" by Gordon Weiss


Book Review Of, Akhil Gupta. Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, And Poverty In India, Michele Ruth Gamburd Jan 2014

Book Review Of, Akhil Gupta. Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, And Poverty In India, Michele Ruth Gamburd

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reviews the book "Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India" by Akhil Gupta


Wearing A Dead Man's Jacket: State Symbols In Troubled Places, Michele Ruth Gamburd Jul 1996

Wearing A Dead Man's Jacket: State Symbols In Troubled Places, Michele Ruth Gamburd

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

A village rumor concerning the attempted theft of a uniform from the corpse of a Sri Lankan army soldier supplies the subject matter for this paper. In May 1993, soon after the assassination of President Ranasinghe Premadasa, a spectacular local funeral for a Low Country Sinhalese soldier killed in the civil war near Trincomalee provided a space for the display of state symbols, the voicing of patriotic rhetoric, and the exhibition of the precision and discipline of the national army. Military pageantry legitimated the use of force by the government, while the funeral ritual as a whole produced a catharsis ...