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

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

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ISBN-13: 9780822325178
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 04/21/2000
Series: Body, Commodity, Text Series
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Rosalind C. Morris is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She is the author of New Worlds from Fragments: Film, Ethnography, and the Representation of Northwest Coast Cultures.

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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