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Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar
Published: 05 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7326-1
... writing intercessors other worlds communication with the dead ...
Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar
Published: 05 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373261-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7326-1
... This interlude reflects on the role of intercessors and intermediaries in ethnographic writing. writing intercessors other worlds communication with the dead ...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... within the ghost. The human body as meat, the rag-human under torture, still refuses to die a death not of its choosing. The othered subject at work finds in the shadows of night a community of the dead and a means of escape through doubling, reflection, imagination, and bodily detachment...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... and materialities crucial to living and dying with critters on the edge of disappearance so that they might go on. Committed to nurturing capacities to respond and cultivating ways to render each other capable, the Communities of Compost appeared in the early twenty-first century on ruined lands all over the world...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... the dead into active presence. Her curious practice prepares for next chapter’s Communities of Compost and the tasks of speakers for the dead. curiosity mourning attunement ethology Vinciane Despret ...
Series: a Cultural Politics Book
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373476-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7347-6
... The fourth chapter reiterates a principle derived in chapter 3, that ecological communication is both the means and the goal of ecological politics. It describes the difficulty of constructing a future politics in which humans, environments, and technologies are equally engaged, by clarifying...
Series: Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376040-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7604-0
... This chapter lays the foundations for later examinations of the conflicts that took place between living and dead labor in Okinawa. It will trace Okinawa prefecture’s inclusion into the Japanese nation-state qua empire from the 1870s in a manner that established it as a periphery—simultaneously...
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375227-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7522-7
... and political trajectory from 1947 until 2001. The chapter explores the role of the “dead and their double duties”: the father, the enumerative community of shoheeds (martyrs), and faceless birangonas . It argues that in Bangladesh, the state and civil society remember 1971 and historicize it by drawing...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
...II This chapter challenges common views of narrative as externalizing interior states or representing events by demonstrating how narratives are coproduced with acts of care. It uses Walter Benjamin’s work to suggest that the labor of care and of health/communicative labor are coproduced...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-030
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Beginning in the late 1770s, local community struggles against corregidors and the ca-ciques in league with them came to a head in the region of northern Potosí. The man who emerged to lead them was Tomás Katari, a commoner from the town of Macha. In 1778, Katari set out by foot on a remarkable...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., whose ancestors reconstituted themselves under Inka state auspices. The Uru Chipaya, Uru Morato, and Iruitu groups are small communities that still populate the aquatic axis from Lake Titicaca down to Lake Poopó. They are distinguished from Aymara communities by their distinctive Uru Chipaya language...
Published: 08 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391890-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9189-0
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... jazz deadness mediation re-performance ...
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 09 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392798-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9279-8
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... about what audiences listen to? What is the ontological state of the reanimated improviser? This chapter explores the implications and imbrications present in these two approaches to presenting the necrotic improvising body in the twenty-first century. jazz deadness mediation re-performance ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... between hypercathexis, intense fixation on the image of the dead person, and reality testing, which demands a sober assessment of death's finality. The poetics of laments juxtapose wistful pasts and bleak futures by creating multiple, iterative temporalities. Lamenters charged the team to "take our words...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
.... Symbolic dimensions revolved around specifying a diagnostic category that would solve the mystery, thereby privileging the symbolic language of biomedicine. Indexical dimensions positioned all claims in relation to the same dying and dead bodies, projecting different temporal, spatial, scientific...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... to argue against methodological individualism, a representationalist cognitive paradigm, and conventional notions of communicative exchange. In their place it champions a performative and radically constructivist ontology in which individuals resonate with environmental information, and it elucidates...
Book Chapter

By Nayanika Mookherjee
Published: 05 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7522-7
... and political trajectory from 1947 until 2001. The chapter explores the role of the “dead and their double duties”: the father, the enumerative community of shoheeds (martyrs), and faceless birangonas . It argues that in Bangladesh, the state and civil society remember 1971 and historicize it by drawing...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-120
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...Competing Projects for the Future As a young girl growing up in the agricultural and pastoral community of Qaqachaka, in the northern Potosí region of the department of Oruro, Elvira Espejo learned many of the traditional arts cultivated in her community. Hearing the myths and legends passed...