Survival Media: The Politics and Poetics of Mobility and the War in Sri Lanka

  • Suvendrini Perera

Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Suvendrini Perera
    Pages 19-32
  3. Suvendrini Perera
    Pages 33-53
  4. Suvendrini Perera
    Pages 93-111
  5. Suvendrini Perera
    Pages 116-118
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 119-133

About this book


Drawing on a variety of expressive forms and acts - the movements of refugee boats, the poetics of hip-hop, narratives of atrocity and survival - this book develops the concept of 'survival media' though the stories and mobilities of the thirty-year war in Sri Lanka. Moving between the hip-hop of M.I.A. and Human Rights reports, satellite maps and survivor testimonies, it shows how this war in a small country is also enmeshed with critical global issues such as the effects of the war on terror, the formations of diasporic identities and the hardening politics of borders.


Refugees atrocity cultural politics Sri Lanka war diaspora identities drama Narrative nationalism poetics politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Suvendrini Perera
    • 1
  1. 1.Curtin UniversityAustralia

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