Remaking A World / Edition 1

Remaking A World / Edition 1

by Veena Das
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520223306

ISBN-13: 9780520223301

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: University of California Press


Remaking a World completes a triptych of volumes on social suffering, violence, and recovery. Social Suffering, the first volume, deals with sources and major forms of social adversity, with an emphasis on political violence. The second, Violence and Subjectivity, contains graphic accounts of how collective experience of violence can alter

Overview


Remaking a World completes a triptych of volumes on social suffering, violence, and recovery. Social Suffering, the first volume, deals with sources and major forms of social adversity, with an emphasis on political violence. The second, Violence and Subjectivity, contains graphic accounts of how collective experience of violence can alter individual subjectivity. This third volume explores the ways communities "cope" with—endure, work through, break apart under, transcend—traumatic and other more insidious forms of violence, addressing the effects of violence at the level of local worlds, interpersonal relations, and individual lives. The authors highlight the complex relationship between recognition of suffering in the public sphere and experienced suffering in people's everyday lives. Rich in local detail, the book's comparative ethnographies bring out both the recalcitrance of tragedy and the meaning of healing in attempts to remake the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520223301
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Veena Das and Arthur Kleinman
Marginality, Suffering, and Community: The Politics of Collective Experience and Empowerment in Thailand
Komatra Chuengsatiansup
Reimagining Aboriginality: An Indigenous People’s Response to Social Suffering
Naomi Adelson
The Bomb’s Womb? Women and the A-Bomb
Maya Todeschini
Spirit Possessions and Avenging Ghosts: Stories of Supernatural Activity as Narratives of Terror and Mechanisms of Coping and Remembering
Sasanka Perera
Boundaries, Names, Alterities: A Case Study of a “Communal Riot” in Dharavi, Bombay
Deepak Mehta and Roma Chatterji
Speech and Silence: Women’s Testimony in the First Five Weeks of Public Hearings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Fiona C. Ross

Contributors:
Naomi Adelson
Roma Chatterji
Komatra Chuengsatiansup
Veena Das
Arthur Kleinman
Deepak Mehta
Sasanka Perera
Fiona C. Ross
Maya Todeschini

Index

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