Demons and Development: The Struggle for Community in a Sri Lankan Village

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In contemporary Sri Lanka, long-established modes of rural life are being disrupted in the name of progress. As this occurs, instances of "demonic possession" have been known to take placeincidents that may both express the conflicts that result and attempt to resolve them.When residents of the village of Kukulewa were promised sixty new houses, a factional rift arose between those who benefited from the project and those who did not. The breach between what became in effect two separate villages resulted in both divisive ...

Demons and Development: The Struggle for Community in a Sri Lankan Village 1996, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816516391

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Demons and Development: The Struggle for Community in a Sri Lankan Village 1996, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816516384

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