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Resonance : beyond the words

Author: Unni Wikan
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Resonance gathers together forty years of anthropological study by a researcher and writer with one of the broadest fieldwork résumés in anthropology: Unni Wikan. In its twelve essays--four of which are brand new--Resonance covers encounters with transvestites in Oman, childbirth in Bhutan, poverty in Cairo, and honor killings in Scandinavia, with visits to several other locales and subjects in between. Including  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Unni Wikan
ISBN: 9780226924465 0226924467 9780226924472 0226924475 0226924483 9780226924489
OCLC Number: 783150274
Description: viii, 368 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: A Way in the world --
Introduction --
Beyond the words: the power of resonance --
Toward an anthropology of lived experience --
The self in a world of urgency and necessity --
Against the self: for a person-oriented approach --
Resilience in the megacity: cultural competence among Cairo's poor --
Man becomes woman: the Xanith as a key to gender roles --
Shame and honor: a contestable pair --
The nun's story: reflections on an age-old postmodern dilemma --
In the Middle Way: childbirth and rebirth in Bhutan --
"My Son a Terrorist? He was such a gentle boy --
" --
On evil and empathy: remembering Ghazala Khan --
Epilogue: Resonance and beyond --
Appendix: On writing.
Responsibility: Unni Wikan.

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