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Title Masking Terror : How Women Contain Violence in Southern Sri Lanka / Alex Argenti-Pillen.
Imprint Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource : 16 illustrations
Series The Ethnography of Political Violence
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Mar. 30, 2016).
Subject Ethnic conflict -- Sri Lanka.
Mothers of soldiers -- Sri Lanka.
Rural women -- Sri Lanka -- Language.
Women and war -- Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List Of Illustrations -- Preface -- A Note On Transliteration -- 1. Introduction: How Women Contain Violence -- Part I: The Wild In Udahenagama -- 2. "Have Some Tea With A Piece Of Nirvana!": A Lifetime Under The Gaze Of The Wild -- 3. "Even The Wild Spirits Are Afraid!": The Gaze Of The Wild In Five Neighborhoods -- Part II: Cautious Discourses About The Wild -- 4. "We Can Tell Anything To The Milk Tree": Udahenagama Soundscapes -- 5. "Those And These Things Happened": Ambiguous Forms Of Speech -- 6. "She Said That He Had Said That ... ": The Use Of Reported Speech -- Part III: Agents Of Discursive Change -- 7. "It wasn't like that when we were young": Civil War, National Mental Health NGOs, and the International Community of Trauma Specialists -- 8. The Power of Ambiguity -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Describes the social fabric of a rural community that has become a reservoir of soldiers for the Sri Lankan nation in the brutal war against Tamil separatists.