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Author Subramanian, Ajantha, 1969-

Title Shorelines : space and rights in South India / Ajantha Subramanian
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 301 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents The coastal world : spatial jurisdictions and meanings -- From the inland out : caste purity to caste modernity -- Changing developmentalisms : spatializing the artisan -- Community development to the blue revolution : new technologies, new shorelines -- Projects of intermediacy : regionalism, artisanal territory, appropriate technology -- Locality and nation : respatializing rights under neoliberalism
Summary After a clerical sanction prohibited them from fishing for a week, a group of Catholic fishers from a village on India's southwestern coast decided to take their church to court. This title shows their struggle, providing insights into contemporary Indian democracy, citizenship, and environmentalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District) -- Clergy -- Political activity
Catholic Church -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District) -- History
Fishers -- Civil rights -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District)
Maritime anthropology -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District)
Mukkuvars -- Civil rights -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District)
Space -- Political aspects -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District)
Village communities -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008046634
ISBN 0804786852 (electronic bk.)
9780804786850 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)