Disaster capitalism : tsunami reconstruction and neoliberalism in Nagapattinam, South India

dc.contributor.advisorHale, Charles R., 1957-en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAli, Kamranen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrow, Jamesen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGhosh, Kaushiken
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBavinck, Maartenen
dc.creatorSwamy, Raja Harishen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-06T17:26:37Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-06T17:26:37Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-07-06T17:27:15Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the impacts of the tsunami of 2004 on economic development priorities in Nagapattinam, South India. By focusing on the manner in which the disaster was cast as an opportunity by the state and multilateral agencies, the unprecedented scale and ambiguous character of involvement by NGOs in reconstruction, and the distinction drawn between economic development and humanitarian aid in the constitution of a reconstruction agenda predicated on the relocation of artisanal fisher communities from the coast, this study demonstrates how post-disaster outcomes are increasingly being shaped by priorities tied to neoliberal globalization. At the same time the processes that unfold are also characterized by significant complexities particularly on account of efforts by affected populations to deploy various strategies to defend their interests, and substantive differences in the approach of NGOs.en
dc.description.departmentAnthropologyen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3461en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3461en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectDisastersen
dc.subjectTsunamisen
dc.subjectNagapattinamen
dc.subjectTamil Naduen
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen
dc.subjectNGOen
dc.subjectNongovernmental organizationsen
dc.subjectHumanitarianismen
dc.subjectRelocationen
dc.subjectDislocationen
dc.subjectInvoluntary resettlementen
dc.subjectWorld Banken
dc.subjectAsian Development Banken
dc.subjectUNDPen
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.subjectMauss, Marcel, 1872-1950en
dc.subjectSymbolic capitalen
dc.subjectFishersen
dc.subjectFisheriesen
dc.titleDisaster capitalism : tsunami reconstruction and neoliberalism in Nagapattinam, South Indiaen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
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