Shorelines reveals how spatial imaginaries and practices affect power and politics through a close look at how Catholic fishing communities in southwestern India have defended their role as custodians of the local sea and expressed their rights in relation to church and state.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291) and index.
The coastal world : spatial jurisdictions and meanings -- From the inland out : caste purity to caste modernity -- Changing developmentalisms : spatializing the artisan -- Community development to the blue revolution : new technologies, new shorelines -- Projects of intermediacy : regionalism, artisanal territory, appropriate technology -- Locality and nation : respatializing rights under neoliberalism.
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