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The Resource Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary, Veena Das ; foreword by Stanley Cavell

Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary, Veena Das ; foreword by Stanley Cavell

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Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary
Title
Life and words
Title remainder
violence and the descent into the ordinary
Statement of responsibility
Veena Das ; foreword by Stanley Cavell
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Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful, compassionate work, one of anthropology's most distinguished ethnographers weaves together rich fieldwork with a compelling critical analysis in a book that will surely make a signal contribution to contemporary thinking about violence and how it affects everyday life. Veena Das examines case studies including the extreme violence of the Partition of India in 1947 and the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In a major departure from much anthropological inquiry, Das asks how this violence has entered "the recesses of the ord
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Series statement
A Philip E. Lilienthal book in Asian studies
Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary, Veena Das ; foreword by Stanley Cavell
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Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary, Veena Das ; foreword by Stanley Cavell
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pprtk
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Note
  • "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Page [ii]
  • "Philip E Lilienthal Asian studies imprint."--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-265) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction -- The event and the everyday -- The figure of the abducted woman : the citizen as sexed -- Language and body : transactions and the construction of pain -- The act of witnessing : violence, gender, and subjectivity -- Boundaries, violence, and the work of time -- Thinking of time and subjectivity -- In the region of rumor -- The force of the local -- The signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility -- Three portraits of grief and mourning -- Revisiting trauma, testimony, and political community
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1 online resource (xiv, 281 pages)
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9780520939530
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