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The Give and Take of Disaster Aid. Social and Moral Transformation in the Wake of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka


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Title: The Give and Take of Disaster Aid. Social and Moral Transformation in the Wake of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka
Authors: Ivarsson Holgersson, Carolina
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Social Anthropology ; Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi
Date of Defence: 2013-09-11
Disputation: Fredagen 11 oktober, 10.15, sal 204, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: anthropology
Sri Lanka
disaster
aid
giving
morality
cosmology
Buddhism
philantrophy
religion
economy
recieving
Abstract: The act of giving reflects the most basic principles of morality and has therefore constituted a classical anthropological field of inquiry. The importance of giving, receiving and reciprocating for the shaping and consolidation of social relations has long been recognized. This thesis uses these insights to explore the way in which the gift of disaster aid, which derives from outside the community, impacts upon local social and cosmological relations in a village. The main objective is to inves... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8752-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/33687
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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