Society and Space: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Postcolonial Identity in Sri Lanka


Here author Nihal Perera traces the historical construction of contemporary social space in Sri Lanka, through the lens of successively colonized and decolonized, then postcolonial spatial transformations. Perera argues that the politics governing the construction of space is of primary importance for those seeking to understand a particular society and culture.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1998


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