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Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard

Robert Desjarlais

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267398
eISBN:
9780520948204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267398.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Chess gets a hold of some people, like a virus or a drug,” states this book. Drawing on a lifelong fascination with the game, the book guides readers into the world of twenty-first-century chess to ... More


Psych-Out

Robert Desjarlais

in Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267398
eISBN:
9780520948204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267398.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The passions that course through a game help to render the memories lasting. At the same time, the temporal, ritualistic structure of chess lends itself to the narrative recall of what happened ... More


Tragic action: ambiguous passions and misrecognition

Ruth Sheldon

in Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993146
eISBN:
9781526120700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993146.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on a campus meeting with a controversial Palestinian journalist at which escalating accusations of anti-Semitism and fascism culminated in physical violence. Drawing on the work ... More


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