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Ghostly desires : queer sexuality and vernacular Buddhism in contemporary Thai cinema

Author: Arnika Fuhrmann
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Ghostly Desires Arnika Fuhrmann examines post-1997 Thai cinema and video art to show how vernacular Buddhist values, stories, and images combine with sexual politics in figuring in current  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fuhrmann, Arnika
Ghostly desires.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015047559
(OCoLC)919341889
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arnika Fuhrmann
ISBN: 9780822374251 0822374250
OCLC Number: 930451496
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Buddhist sexual contemporaneity --
Nang Nak's Ghost wife: desire, embodiment, and Buddhist melancholia in a contemporary Thai ghost film --
The ghost seer: Chinese Thai minority subjectivity, female agency, and the transnational uncanny in the films of Danny and Oxide Pang --
Tropical malady: same-sex desire, casualness, and the queering of impermanence in the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul --
Making contact: contingency, fantasy, and the performance of impossible intimacies in the video art of Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook Coda --
Under permanent exception: thai Buddhist-Muslim coexistence, interreligious intimacy, and the filmic archive.
Responsibility: Arnika Fuhrmann.

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"Arnika Fuhrmann's brilliant book focuses on nondoctrinal, Thai, Buddhist ontologies where queer female figures form around Buddhist melancholia, affirming an impossible, temporally failed desire. Read more...

 
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