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Consoling ghosts : stories of medicine and mourning from Southeast Asians in exile

Author: Jean M Langford
Publisher: Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Consoling Ghosts.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean M Langford
ISBN: 9780816687176 081668717X 9780816687183 0816687188
OCLC Number: 915549602
In: Langford, Jean M
Notes: "Inspired by conversations with emigrants from Laos and Cambodia, Consoling Ghosts is a sustained contemplation of relationships with the dying and the dead. Jean M. Langford invites us to consider alternate ways of facing death, conducting relationships with the dead and dying, and addressing the effects of violence that continue to reverberate in bodies and social worlds"--Publisher's Web site.
Description: VII, 263 Seiten
Contents: ContentsNote on TransliterationIntroduction: Afterlives1. Violent Traces2. Displacements3. Disciplines of Dying4. Dangerous Language5. Syllables of Power6. Postmortem Economies7. Spirit DebtAfterword: On the Status of GhostsAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Jean M. Langford.

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