Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination / Edition 2

Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination / Edition 2

by Avery F. Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816654468

ISBN-13: 9780816654468

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

“Avery Gordon’s stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book explores the connections linking horror, history, and haunting. ” —George Lipsitz

“The text is of great value to anyone working on issues pertaining to the fantastic and the uncanny.”  —American Studies International

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“Avery Gordon’s stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book explores the connections linking horror, history, and haunting. ” —George Lipsitz

“The text is of great value to anyone working on issues pertaining to the fantastic and the uncanny.”  —American Studies International

“Ghostly Matters immediately establishes Avery Gordon as a leader among her generation of social and cultural theorists in all fields. The sheer beauty of her language enhances an intellectual brilliance so daunting that some readers will mark the day they first read this book. One must go back many more years than most of us can remember to find a more important book.” —Charles Lemert

Drawing on a range of sources, including the fiction of Toni Morrison and Luisa Valenzuela (He Who Searches), Avery Gordon demonstrates that past or haunting social forces control present life in different and more complicated ways than most social analysts presume. Written with a power to match its subject, Ghostly Matters has advanced the way we look at the complex intersections of race, gender, and class as they traverse our lives in sharp relief and shadowy manifestations.

Avery F. Gordon is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Janice Radway is professor of literature at Duke University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816654468
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
611,918
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Janice Radway Radway, Janice

1 Her shape and his hand 3

2 Distractions 31

3 The other door, it's floods of tears with consolation enclosed 63

4 Not only the footprints but the water too and what is down there 137

5 There are crossroads 193

Notes 209

Bibliography 225

Index 243

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