Ethnography #9

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781478006213

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About the Author

Alan Klima is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, and author of The Funeral Casino: Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange with the Dead in Thailand.

Reviews

"Alan Klima's ethnographic writing releases a middle zone, an in-between that haunts the kind of thought accreted by Euro-enlightenment. And it is beautifully done, unfolding, cascading, easing a shift in realism that starts by troubling a conventionally recognized real, material world and ends up dominated by the voice of a double, a possession. Ethnography #9 is an amazing and wonderful book by a masterful and compelling writer."--Kathleen Stewart, coauthor of "The Hundreds "
"In Ethnography #9, ghosts dance with social theorists, and the spirit-possessed author juggles global financial tips along with winning lottery numbers. In Thailand after the financial crash, loan godmothers, gambling, and unhinging ghosts share the stage with World Bank prescriptions and market-hogging mega-marts. Alan Klima and his spirit familiar stage a wild experiment in telling the real by moving out of common sense."--Anna Tsing, coeditor of "Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene "
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