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The cow in the elevator : an anthropology of wonder

Author: Tulasi Srinivas
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Cow in the Elevator Tulasi Srinivas explores a wonderful world where deities jump fences and priests ride in helicopters to present a joyful, imaginative, yet critical reading of modern religious life. Drawing on nearly two decades of fieldwork with priests, residents, and devotees, and her own experience of living in the high-tech city of Bangalore, Srinivas finds moments where ritual enmeshes with global  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Srinivas, Tulasi.
Cow in the elevator.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017049281
(OCoLC)994315992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tulasi Srinivas
ISBN: 9780822371922 0822371928
OCLC Number: 1012653929
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Adventures in modern dwelling --
Passionate journeys : from aesthetics to ethics --
In God we trust : economies of wonder and philosophies of debt --
Technologies of wonder --
Timeless imperatives, obsolescence, and salvage.
Responsibility: Tulasi Srinivas.

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Tulasi Srinivas uses the concept of wonder-feelings of amazement at being overcome by the unexpected and sublime-to examine how residents of Banglore, India pursue wonder by practicing Hindu  Read more...

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