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Experiments with Fate: Buddhist Morality and Human Rights in Thailand

Don Selby

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the emergence of human rights in Thailand through the trope of the eventedness of the everyday, arguing that we may profitably understand this emergence as a turning back to ... More


Conceptual Vita

Bhrigupati Singh

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the concepts of structure and event across three texts by Veena Das, Structure and Cognition (1982), Critical Events (1995), and Life and Words (2007), narrating a “conceptual ... More


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