From mat weavers to box-makers: agency, development, and the production of heritage in Sri Lanka

Greru, Chamithri (2021) From mat weavers to box-makers: agency, development, and the production of heritage in Sri Lanka. Development in Practice. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0961-4524 (In Press)

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Abstract

The mediation of development agencies is a growing concern for the Global South. Further research is needed to explore the manner in which authorised notions of development cascade down to the more discrete levels of society and alter understandings of heritage. This paper presents everyday narratives of craftswomen working in an export production village, discussing how development brings significant social, cultural, material, and economic changes. Highlighting the paradox of development – that it can intensify the very marginalisation it seeks to overcome – the paper suggests the need for careful integration of heritage within development activities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: craft, heritage, development, global hierarchy of value, marginalisation
Subjects: L100 Economics
L900 Others in Social studies
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 12:23
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 12:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47061

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