New PDF release: Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka: The Trouser Under

By Anoma Pieris

The position of the house, the household sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities which are cultivated inside of it, are severe to knowing the polemical buildings of nation and town; culture and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. the house is key to rules of the native land that provide nationalism its resourceful shape and its political trajectory.

This e-book explores positions which are important to principles of nationwide belonging during the heritage of colonial, bourgeois self-fashioning and submit colonial id development in Sri Lanka. the rustic continues to be crucial to similar architectural discourses as a result of its emergence as a severe web site for nearby structure, post-independence. Suggesting styles of indigenous lodging and resistance which are expressed via equipped shape, the ebook argues that the country grows as an extension of an indigenous inner most sphere, ostensibly uncontaminated through colonial impacts, domesticating associations and appropriating rural geographies within the pursuit of its hegemonic beliefs.

This formidable, finished, wide-ranging booklet provides an abundance of latest and unique fabric and lots of ingenious insights into the heritage of structure and nationalism from the mid 19th century to the current day.

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