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Resonance : beyond the words

Resonance : beyond the words

Author: Unni Wikan
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Gathers together forty years of anthropological study by a researcher and writer with one of the broadest fieldwork resumes in anthropology. In its twelve essays, this book covers encounters with  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Unni Wikan
ISBN: 9780226924465 0226924467 9780226924472 0226924475
OCLC Number: 1001575007
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 --
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On evil and empathy: remembering Ghazala Khan --
Epilogue: Resonance and beyond --
Appendix: On writing.
Responsibility: Unni Wikan.


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"Unni Wikan has spent more time in sustained fieldwork in more societies than any other anthropologist I know, and these essays are the connective tissue among her most substantial work. They Read more...

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