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Afterword On the Status of Ghosts

Jean M. Langford

in Consoling Ghosts: Stories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687176
eISBN:
9781452948751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687176.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

I outline the implications of a literality of ghosts for mourning, ethics, and ongoing relations with the dead. I reiterate the limitations of biopolitical and psychoanalytic theory (in some of its ... More


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