Everyday lives in the Maldives

Balancing environmental sustainability, economic development and livelihoods

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Everyday lives at sea and in port

Everyday lives at sea and in port

In November 2018, the research team visited two inhabited islands in North Malé Atoll to learn more about people’s everyday lives, particularly in relation to tuna fishing. On many islands, although fishing is not a commonplaces as it once was, the practice is still...

Everyday Lives at the Royal Geography Society

Everyday Lives at the Royal Geography Society

Alex Arnall attended the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference in Cardiff in August 2018. He presented the latest research from the project in a session that explored the visual images of seascapes. Alex’s presentation examined how managers of luxury tourist...

Development and Social Values: Maldives’ National Research Conference

Development and Social Values: Maldives’ National Research Conference

Both Mizna and Afrah presented papers as part of the Maldives’ first National Research Conference which was held in Malé on the 30 June 2018. The conference, which was organised by ENDEVOR, was on the theme of 'Development and Social Values'. Mizna’s presentation was...

Everyday Lives at the Development Studies Association Conference

Everyday Lives at the Development Studies Association Conference

Alex and Uma attended the Development Studies Association (DSA) annual conference in Manchester in June 2018. They convened a session entitled, ‘Everyday practices of inequality’. Four papers were presented as part of the session, all of which explored how...

Postcolonial Representations of Travel and Tourism

Postcolonial Representations of Travel and Tourism

Uma Kothari presented a paper at the Inaugural Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific Conference at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 3-6 March 2018. This cutting-edge conference brought together leading academics and practitioners to critically address...

Mizna Mohamed talks about the Everyday Lives project

Mizna Mohamed talks about the Everyday Lives project

Mizna's Mohamed is a key member of the project research team. Her main research interests concern the environment, particularly human-nature interactions and in this video she discusses why the Everyday Lives project is important to her.  ...