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In the place of origins : modernity and its mediums in northern Thailand

Author: Rosalind C Morris
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.
Series: Body, commodity, text.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A theoretical account of how spirit mediums mediate the Thai experience of capitalist modernity.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalind C Morris
ISBN: 0822324814 9780822324812 0822325179 9780822325178
OCLC Number: 42061075
Description: ix, 380 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Writing, exchange, translation; a poetics of the modern --
Ruin, or, What the new city remembers --
First, forgetting --
The appearance of order --
The secret of the dish --
Transmissions, or, the appearance of culture --
Representation: locality and the spirit of democracy --
Outside, eyeless, and on fire: the apotheosis of representation --
After all else: the end of mediumship?
Series Title: Body, commodity, text.
Responsibility: Rosalind C. Morris.

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