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Charred lullabies : chapters in an anthropography of violence

Author: E Valentine Daniel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Series: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How does an ethnographer write about violence? How can he make sense of violent acts, for himself and for his readers, without compromising its sheer excess and its meaning-defying core? How can he remain a scholarly observer when the country of his birth is engulfed by terror? These are some of the questions that engage Valentine Daniel in this exploration of life and death in contemporary Sri Lanka. In 1983  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Valentine Daniel
ISBN: 0691027749 9780691027746 0691027730 9780691027739
OCLC Number: 34669394
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Of Heritage and History --
2. History's Entailments in the Violence of a Nation --
3. Violent Measures, Measured Violence --
4. Mood, Moment, and Mind --
5. Embodied Terror --
6. Suffering Nation and Alienation --
7. Crushed Glass: A Counterpoint to Culture.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Responsibility: E. Valentine Daniel.
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