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Wording the world : Veena Das and scenes of inheritance

Author: Roma Chatterji
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015
Series: Forms of living
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book examine how important themes in Veena Das's work have been critically assimilated in the work of a younger generation. Looking at the relation between the event and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Veena Das; Veena Das
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roma Chatterji
ISBN: 9780823261857 0823261859 9780823261864 0823261867
OCLC Number: 997398729
Description: ix, 481 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Conversations, Generations, Genres: Anthropological Knowing as a Form of Life Roma Chatterji 2. Ethnography in the Time of Martyrs: History and Pain in Current Anthropological Practice Sylvain Perdigon 3. Pedagogies of the Clinic: Learning to Live (Again and Again) Aaron Goodfellow 4. Disembodied Conjugality Lotte Buch Segal 5. World, Image and Movement: Translating Pain Ein Lal and Roma Chatterji 6. Conceptual Vita Bhrigupati Singh 7. The Child Bears Witness: Menace, Despair and Hope in a Courtroom Pratiksha Baxi 8. Experiments with Fate: Buddhist Morality and Human Rights in Thailand Don Selby 9. Communities and Recovered Life: Suffering and Recovery in the Sikh Carnage of 1984 Yasmeen Arif 10. Sexual Violence, Law and Qualities of Affiliation Sameena Mulla 11. On Feelings and Finiteness in Everyday Life Clara Han 12. 'Listening to Voices': Immigrants, Settlers and Citizens at the Ethnic Margins of the State Sangeeta Chattoo 13. Punjabi Inscriptions of Kinship and Gender: Sayings and Songs Rita Brara 14. In the Event of an Anthropological Thought Anand Pandian 15. The Ayodhya Dispute: Law's Imagination and the Functions of the Status Quo Deepak Mehta 16. The Death of Nature in the Era of Global Warming Naveeda Khan 17. Triste Romantik: Ruminations on an Ethnographic Encounter with Philosophy Andrew Brandel 18. Making Claims to Tradition: Poetics and Politics in the Works of Young Maithil Painters Mani Shekhar Singh 19. The Mirror as Frame: Time and Narrative in the Folk Art of Bengal Roma Chatterji 20. Adjacent Thinking: A Postscript Veena Das 21. Between Words and Lives: A Thought of the Coming Together of Margins, Violence, and Suffering An Interview with Veena Das
Series Title: Forms of living
Responsibility: edited by Roma Chatterji.

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