TITLE

Mapping the Coastal Commons

AUTHOR(S)
KUMAR, MUKUL; SARAVANAN, K.; JAYARAMAN, NITYANAND
PUB. DATE
November 2014
SOURCE
Economic & Political Weekly;11/29/2014, Vol. 49 Issue 48, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Multiple, overlapping logics of urbanisation are transforming Tamil Nadu's coast. Real estate, infrastructure, tourism, and urban beautification plans are putting unprecedented pressure on the coastal commons. Fisherfolk, whose everyday life and survival is rooted in the commons, are at the centre of these processes of coastal urbanisation. Faced with the prospect of losing access to these spaces, fisherfolk are drawing upon their customary knowledge and new satellite mapping techniques to assert their rights to land and livelihoods.
ACCESSION #
101543322

 

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