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ShorelinesSpace and Rights in South India$
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Ajantha Subramanian

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804761468

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804761468.001.0001

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Changing Developmentalisms

Changing Developmentalisms

Spatializing the Artisan

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This chapter discusses developmentalism during the twentieth-century, which is viewed as one kind of space-making project. It shows that this developmentalism had an important influence on fisher artisanship, specifically its spatialization. The chapter provides an historical record of administrative rationality (i.e. ways spatial imaginaries updated developmental strategies). It then contrasts three different perspectives of colonial fishery administrators, namely Sundara Raj, Hornell, and Nicholson, on the question of trawling. By contrasting these perspectives, this chapter presents three spatial imaginaries of the coast and shows how these images informed certain developmental interventions along the southern coast of India in the first thirty years of the twentieth century. The chapter also addresses postcolonial developmentalism and the similarities between the postcolonial fisher artisan and the colonial imagining of coastal artisanship.

Keywords:   developmentalism, fisher artisanship, spatialization, administrative rationality, colonial fishery administrators, trawling, spatial imaginaries, developmental interventions, postcolonial developmentalism

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