Consoling ghosts: stories of medicine and mourning from Southeast Asians in exile

"Inspired by conversations with emigrants from Laos and Cambodia, Consoling Ghosts is a sustained contemplation of relationships with the dying and the dead. Jean M. Langford invites us to consider alternate ways of facing death, conducting relationships with the dead and dying, and addressing...

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Main Author: Langford, Jean
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Minneapolis, MN University of Minnesota Press 2013
In:Year: 2013
Further subjects:B Laotian Americans Death
B Death Social aspects (United States)
B Cambodian Americans Death
B Terminal Care Social aspects (United States)
B Spiritualism (United States)
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:"Inspired by conversations with emigrants from Laos and Cambodia, Consoling Ghosts is a sustained contemplation of relationships with the dying and the dead. Jean M. Langford invites us to consider alternate ways of facing death, conducting relationships with the dead and dying, and addressing the effects of violence that continue to reverberate in bodies and social worlds"--
Introduction : afterlives -- Violent traces -- Displacements -- Disciplines of dying -- Dangerous language -- Syllables of power -- Postmortem economies -- Spirit debt -- Afterword : on the status of ghosts
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index
ISBN:081668717X