Postcolonial Disorders / Edition 1

Postcolonial Disorders / Edition 1

by Mary-Jo DelVecchio DelVecchio Good
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520252241

ISBN-13: 9780520252240

Pub. Date: 02/04/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

The essays in this provocative volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of violent Basque youth, visionary Indonesian…  See more details below

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The essays in this provocative volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of violent Basque youth, visionary Indonesian artists, bureaucrats and members of nongovernmental HIV/AIDS programs in China and Zaire, psychiatrists and the mentally ill in Morocco and Ireland, and persons who have suffered trauma or been displaced by violence in the Middle East and in South and Southeast Asia. The contributors' analyses place the political at the heart of the psychological and the psychological at the heart of the political as the starting point for rethinking subjectivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252240
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Series:
Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Postcolonial Disorders: Reflections on Subjectivity in the Contemporary World   Byron J. Good   Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good   Sandra Teresa Hyde   Sarah Pinto     1
Disordered States
Madness and the Politically Real: Reflections on Violence in Postdictatorial Spain   Begona Aretxaga     43
Indonesia Sakit: Indonesian Disorders and the Subjective Experience and Interpretive Politics of Contemporary Indonesian Artists   Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good   Byron J. Good     62
The Political Dimensions of Emasculation: Fantasy, Conspiracy, and Estrangement among Populist Leaders in Post-New Order Lombok, Indonesia   John M. MacDougall     109
Haunting Ghosts: Madness, Gender, and Ensekirite in Haiti in the Democratic Era   Erica Caple James     132
Laboratory of Intervention: The Humanitarian Governance of the Postcommunist Balkan Territories   Mariella Pandolfi     157
Subjectivity in the Borderlands
Everyday AIDS Practices: Contestations of Borders and Infectious Disease in Southwest China   Sandra Teresa Hyde     189
Of Maids and Prostitutes: Indonesian Female Migrants in the New Asian Hinterlands   Johan Lindquist     218
Ambivalent Inquiry: Dilemmas of AIDS in the Republic of Congo   David Eaton     238
ToLive with What Would Otherwise Be Unendurable, II: Caught in the Borderlands of Palestine/Israel   Michael M. J. Fischer     260
Madness, Alterity, and Psychiatry
The Mucker War: A History of Violence and Silence   Joao Biehl     279
Institutional Persons and Personal Institutions: The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland   A. Jamie Saris     309
The Knot of the Soul: Postcolonial Conundrums, Madness, and the Imagination   Stefania Pandolfo     329
Consuming Grief: Infant Death in the Postcolonial Time of Intervention   Sarah Pinto     359
Postcoloniality as the Aftermath of Terror among Vietnamese Refugees   Janis H. Jenkins   Michael Hollifield     378
Cross-Cultural Psychiatry in Medical-Legal Documentation of Suffering: Human Rights Abuses Involving Transnational Corporations and the Yadana Pipeline Project in Burma   Kathleen Allden     397
Contributors     419
Index     425

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