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Culture and Commerce in the Indian Ocean [ 2002 - 2002 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0211840]

Researchers Prof S Muecke Dr D Ghosh Prof M Pearson

Brief description The project examines trade cultures in a region which was the hub of the major world economic system in the pre-colonial period, and is now restrengthening. It thus links the earliest global system with current globalisation studies, giving those analyses historical depth. The first cultural studies project in Indian Ocean studies, it matches new theory to the empirical diversity of the region, analysing the way cultural forces add value to commodities, while creating diverse forms of transnational culture and identity. The project makes major contributions to cultural/historical and postcolonial thought, with the potential to create a new field of study.

Funding Amount $50,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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