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Episode 1211

Work and death on the colonial pearl fishery / Tamara Fernando

Jul 30 2020

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Tamara Fernando

On disease, death and labor at the colonial pearl fishery.

Writer Tamara Fernando explores the intersections of disease, labor, resistance and empire on the pearl fisheries on the 19th century Gulf of Mannar, and connects the demands of capitalism, and the uses of the human body, to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Tamara wrote the article Death at the Pearl Fishery for Hypocrite Reader.