The cow in the elevator: an anthropology of wonder

Cover -- Contents -- A Note on Translation -- Acknowledgments -- O Wonderful! -- Introduction. Wonder, Creativity, and Ethical Life in Bangalore -- Cranes in the Sky -- Wondering about Wonder -- Modern Fractures -- Of Bangalore's Boomtown Bourgeoisie -- My Guides into Wonder -- Going Forward --...

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Main Author: Srinivas, Tulasi
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Durham Duke University Press 2018
In:Year: 2018
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Bangalore / Hinduism / Folk religion / Miracle
RelBib Classification:BK Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism
Further subjects:B Hinduism and culture India Bangalore
B Ritual
B Electronic books
B Hinduism and culture (India) (Bangalore)
B Religious Life Hinduism
B Bangalore (India) Religious life and customs
B Globalization Religious aspects
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Cover -- Contents -- A Note on Translation -- Acknowledgments -- O Wonderful! -- Introduction. Wonder, Creativity, and Ethical Life in Bangalore -- Cranes in the Sky -- Wondering about Wonder -- Modern Fractures -- Of Bangalore's Boomtown Bourgeoisie -- My Guides into Wonder -- Going Forward -- One. Adventures in Modern Dwelling -- The Cow in the Elevator -- Grounded Wonder -- And Ungrounded Wonder -- Back to Earth -- Memorialized Cartography -- "Dead-Endu" Ganesha -- Earthen Prayers and Black Money -- Moving Marble -- Building Wonder -- Interlude. Into the Abyss -- Two. Passionate Journeys: From Aesthetics to Ethics -- The Wandering Gods -- Waiting -- Moral Mobility -- Gliding Swans and Bucking Horses -- The Pain of Cleaving -- And the Angry God -- Full Tension! -- Adjustments and ... -- Ethical Wonders -- Interlude. Up in the Skyye -- Three. In God We Trust: Economies of Wonder and Philosophies of Debt -- A Treasure Trove -- Twinkling "Excess -- The Golden Calf -- A Promise of Plenitude -- "Mintingu" and "Minchingu -- Being Poor -- "Cashacarda?" Philosophies of Debt -- Soiled Money and the Makings of Distrust -- The Limits of Wonder -- Four. Technologies of Wonder -- Animatronic Devi -- Deus Ex Machina -- The New in Bangalore -- The Mythical Garuda-Helicopter -- Envisioning the Sublime -- Drums of Contention -- Capturing Divine Biometrics -- Archiving the Divine -- Technologies of Capture -- FaceTiming God -- Wonder of Wonders -- Five. Timeless Imperatives, Obsolescence, and Salvage -- "Times have Changed -- The Untimeliness of Modernity -- Avvelle and Ritu -- Slipping Away -- When Wonder Fails -- Time Lords -- Dripping Time -- The Urgency of the Now -- The Future, the Past, and the Immortal Present -- Conclusion. A Place for Radical Hope -- Radical Hope -- Thresholds of Possibility -- Toward an Anthropology of Wonder
Afterword: The Tenacity of Hope -- Notes -- References -- Index
Tulasi Srinivas uses the concept of wonder--feelings of amazement at being overcome by the unexpected and sublime--to examine how residents of Banglore, India pursue wonder by practicing Hindu religious rituals as a way to accept and resist neoliberal capitalism
ISBN:0822371928
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1215/9780822371922