Buddhist cosmological forms and the situation of total terror in Sri Lanka’s ethnic civil war

de Silva-Wijeyeratne, R. Buddhist cosmological forms and the situation of total terror in Sri Lanka’s ethnic civil war. in: Kapferer, B. (ed.) State, Resistance, Transformation: Anthropological Perspectives on the Dynamics of Power in Contemporary Global Realities London Sean Kingston Publishing. pp. 231-264

Chapter titleBuddhist cosmological forms and the situation of total terror in Sri Lanka’s ethnic civil war
Authorsde Silva-Wijeyeratne, R.
EditorsKapferer, B.
Abstract

In our discussion we conceive terrorism as a phenomenon that defines an overall situation of terror in which all – even those who are deemed to be the terrorists or the instigators of terrorism – become determined or subordinated to the radical life-extinguishing uncertainty that is the situation
of terror. This is such that ongoing civilian or social and cultural existence, the routine continuity of life, comes under the constant threat of imminent destruction.

KeywordsSri Lanka, terror, terrorism, Buddhist cosmology, Sinhalese nationalism
Book titleState, Resistance, Transformation: Anthropological Perspectives on the Dynamics of Power in Contemporary Global Realities
Page range231-264
PublisherSean Kingston Publishing
Publication dates
Published01 Mar 2018
Place of publicationLondon
Edition1st
ISBN9781907774508
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.26581/B.KAPF01
LicenseCC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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