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Social Science and Public Policy

Visit Rural Lanka: Re-Making Home on Shifting Sands

September 15, 2020 at 12:30pm2:00pm EDT

Falk Complex

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

South Asia Center presents

Elizabeth Bittel

Assistant Professor Department of Sociology

SUNY Cortland

Visit Rural Lanka: Re-Making Home on Shifting Sands

Dr. Bittel explores the multidimensional processes at play in complex humanitarian emergencies that produce disparate long-term recovery outcomes in Sri Lankan communities as they recover(ed) from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lanka civil war. This talk focuses specifically on the rapid rise of the tourism economy in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, to interrogate how recovery and tourism development co-occur and highlight the implications for socio-cultural structures as communities work to integrate tourism into already vulnerable social systems.

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This event was first published on August 26, 2020 and last updated on September 7, 2020.

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