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Title Indian Ocean studies : cultural, social, and political perspectives / edited by Shanti Moorthy and Ashraf Jamal
Published New York : Routledge, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 435 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge Indian Ocean series ; 6
Indian Ocean series ; 6
Contents Introduction: New conjunctures in maritime imaginaries / Shanti Moorthy and Ashraf Jamal -- Fabulation : flying carpets and artful politics in the Indian Ocean / Stephen Muecke -- The Indian Ocean and the making of outback Australia : an ecocultural odyssey / Haripriya Rangan and Christian Kull -- Abdulrazak Gurnah and littoral cosmopolitanism / Shanti Moorthy -- Destined to disappear without a trace : gender and the languages of creolisation in the Indian Ocean, Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean / Fernando Rosa Ribeiro -- Commerce, circulation, and consumption : Indian Ocean communities in historical perspective / Lakshmi Subramanian -- Shared hopes, new worlds : Indians, Australians and Indonesians in the boycott of Dutch shipping, 1945-1949 / Heather Goodall -- "Signs of wonder" : the postmortem travels of Francis Xavier in the Indian Ocean world / Pamila Gupta -- Kuo Pao Kun's descendants of the eunuch admiral and the myth of modern Singapore / Susan Philip -- "That great ocean of idealism" : Calcutta, the Tagore circle, and the idea of Asia, 1900-1920 / Mark Ravinder Frost -- "Is it the same sea as back home"? : transformative complicities as traveling tropes in fictions from Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and South Africa / Miki Flockemann -- Making home on the Indian Ocean rim : relocations in South African literatures / Meg Samuelson -- A traveling science : anthropometry and colonialism in the Indian Ocean / Rochelle Pinto -- Whiteness in golden Goa : Linschoten on phenotype / Arun Saldanha -- Power and beliefs in Reunion Island / Christian Ghasarian -- Through magical flowers : tourism and Creole self-fashioning in La Reunion / David Picard -- Black bag / Ashraf Jamal -- Telling and selling on the Indian Ocean rim / Ashraf Jamal -- Post-orientalism / Stephen Muecke
Summary Famously referred to as the "cradle of globalization," the Indian Ocean has received increasing attention from scholars. However, few have examined the 'human' dimensions of the ocean. In this volume, historians, geographers, anthropologists and literary analysts each address a specific human factor in Indian Ocean exchanges
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indian Ocean Region -- Intellectual life.
Indian Ocean Region -- Politics and government.
Indian Ocean Region -- Social conditions.
Indian Ocean Region -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Indian Ocean -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Islands of the Indian Ocean -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Form Electronic book
Author Jamal, Ashraf.
Moorthy, Shanti.
ISBN 0203867432 (electronic bk.)
041580390X (Cloth)
9780203867433 (electronic bk.)
9780415803908 (Cloth)