In the Place of Origins: Modernity and Its Mediums in Northern Thailand / Edition 1

In the Place of Origins: Modernity and Its Mediums in Northern Thailand / Edition 1

by Rosalind C. Morris
     
 

A sophisticated, wide-ranging, theoretical account of how spirit mediums mediate the Thai experience of capitalist modernity.See more details below

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A sophisticated, wide-ranging, theoretical account of how spirit mediums mediate the Thai experience of capitalist modernity.

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ISBN-13:
2900822325177
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Note on Transcription x

Introduction 1

1 Writing, Exchange, Translation: A Poetics of the Modern 13

2 Ruin, or, What the New City Remembers 55

3 First, Forgetting 80

4 The Appearance of Order 107

5 The Secret of the Dish 150

6 Transmissions, or, the Appearance of Culture 181

7 Representations: Locality and the Spirit of Democracy 240

8 Outside, Eyeless, and on Fire: The Apotheosis of Representation 287

9 After All Else: The End of Mediumship? 332

Bibliography 351

Index 371

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