Survival Media

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 11.51.48 AMSurvival Media: The Politics and Poetics of Mobility and the War in Sri Lanka

Drawing on a variety of expressive forms and acts – the movements of refugee boats, the poetics of hip-hop, narratives of atrocity and survival – this book develops the concept of ‘survival media’ though the stories and mobilities of the thirty-year war in Sri Lanka. Moving between the hip-hop of M.I.A. and Human Rights reports, satellite maps and survivor testimonies, it shows how this war in a small country is also enmeshed with critical global issues such as the effects of the war on terror, the formations of diasporic identities and the hardening politics of borders.