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Textures of the ordinary : doing anthropology after wittgenstein

Author: Veena Das
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Textures of the Ordinary shows how life is marked not only by catastrophic events but also by the soft knife of economic deprivation and the repetitive corrosions and routine violence within everyday  Read more...


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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veena Das
ISBN: 0823287890 9780823287895 0823287696 9780823287697
OCLC Number: 1190907373
Description: xiii, 410 Seiten
Contents: Preface | xiIntroduction | 11 Wittgenstein and Anthropology: Anticipations | 292 A Politics of the Ordinary: Action, Expression, and Everyday Life | 583 Ordinary Ethics: Take One | 964 Ethics, Self-Knowledge, and Words Not at Home:The Ephemeral and the Durable | 1205 Disorders of Desire or Moral Striving? Engaging the Life of the Other | 1486 Psychiatric Power, Mental Illness, and the Claim to the Real:Foucault in the Slums of Delhi | 1737 The Boundaries of the "We": Cruelty, Responsibility, and Forms of Life | 1988 A Child Disappears: Law in the Courts, Law in the Interstices of Everyday Life | 2169 Of Mistakes, Errors, and Superstition:Reading Wittgenstein's Remarks on Frazer | 24610 Concepts Crisscrossing: Anthropology and Knowledge-Making | 27511 The Life of Concepts: In the Vicinity of Dying | 307Acknowledgments | 333Notes | 337References | 373Index | 403
Responsibility: Veena Das.


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"Not just an elegant discourse on how to manage a conceptual life, this is an engagingly courageous one. Like the everyday that accompanies Das at every step, there is no stopping but in the middle. Read more...

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