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Indian Ocean Imaginings: People Time and Space edited by Joshua Esler and Mark Fielding (Lexington).

Based on the proceedings and papers of the 2021 Indian Ocean Studies Conference held in Fremantle and Perth, this collection brings together leading researchers and academics on the Indian Ocean region. Edited by IORC Directors, Joshua Esler and Mark Fielding, this book is divided into four themes:

  • Region, Space and Place: Social Imaginaries in the Indian Ocean World
  • Diverse Identities, Communities and Histories
  • Island-Nations and Networks
  • Environment, Culture and Faith: Case Studies and Cultural Intersections

A wide range of topics and issues are presented in this multidisciplinary book with a focus on history, strategic studies, colonial empires, the environment, commerce and religion.  Chapters on Indian Ocean regionalism and people, time, space and the social imaginary in the Indian Ocean world are also included to provide a broader conceptual framework for the more specific case studies that follow in the book. Contributors include leading scholars in their fields and range from Europe, India, North America and Australia.  

The book is currently in production at the Rowman and Littlefield imprint, Lexington Books, and is due for publication later in 2022. 


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