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Babes in the sand and flying predators : touristic corruption, exoticism and neocolonialism in Chandani Lokugé’s 'Turtle Nest'

Watkins, Alexandra 2013, Babes in the sand and flying predators : touristic corruption, exoticism and neocolonialism in Chandani Lokugé’s 'Turtle Nest', Postcolonial text, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1-19.

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Title Babes in the sand and flying predators : touristic corruption, exoticism and neocolonialism in Chandani Lokugé’s 'Turtle Nest'
Author(s) Watkins, Alexandra
Journal name Postcolonial text
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher Postcolonial text
Place of publication Surrey, Canada
Publication date 2013-12
ISSN 1705-9100
Keyword(s) exoticism
postcolonial
neocolonial
tourism
Asian-Australian writing
Sri Lanka
Summary In Chandani Lokugé’s Turtle Nest the Sri Lankan beach is a savage environment, a dystopia, where local children are molested by Western paedophile tourists. This essay examines representations of child vulnerability, exoticism, neocolonialism and envy in the novel. It reads these issues in the context of postcolonial tourism in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. It establishes connections between the commodification of children in Lokugé’s story and the real-world progress of exoticist tourism.
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
200211 Postcolonial Studies
200519 South-East Asian Literature (excl Indonesian)
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Postcolonial text
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065593

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