Contested Coastlines: Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in by Charu Gupta,Mukul Sharma

By Charu Gupta,Mukul Sharma

This publication is ready the tragic trips and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed through India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered every one other’s territorial waters. whereas reflecting on nationwide anxieties and the deleterious politics of barriers, it finds how those fisherfolk create substitute maps and a brand new international of ‘debordering’.

These fishworkers and coastal conflicts were matters of daily information, yet by no means a subject matter of significant learn. a primary of its variety, the current ebook breaks new floor by means of interpreting the trips of those fisherfolk and coastal conflicts in South Asia from numerous overlapping yet exact views: declining sea assets, safeguard and border anxieties, pain of the fisherfolk, their ambiguous identities and transnational routine. The ebook can also be cutting edge by way of technique: it really is fisherfolk-centric because it marginalizes the worries of the nation from the viewpoint of safeguard; it questions the very foundation of protection and argues for a shift in its perspective.


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