[Full Book] Postcolonial Disorders

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Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 480

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Postcolonial Disorders by Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Postcolonial Disorders Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Postcolonial Disorders books, The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists, members of nongovernmental HIV/AIDS programs in China and the Republic of Congo, psychiatrists and the mentally ill in Morocco and Ireland, and persons who have suffered trauma or been displaced by violence in the Middle East and in South and Southeast Asia. Painting on book jacket by Entang Wiharso


[Full Book] Postcolonial Disorders

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Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 465

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Postcolonial Disorders by Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Postcolonial Disorders Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Postcolonial Disorders books, The contributors explore modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists, members of nongovernmental HIV/AIDS programmes in China and Zaire, and psychiatrists and their patients in Morocco and Ireland.


[Full Book] Affective Disorders

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Bede Scott
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
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Postcolonial Disorders by Bede Scott, Affective Disorders Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Affective Disorders books, Situated at the intersection of postcolonial studies, affect studies, and narratology, Affective Disorders explores the significance of emotion in a range of colonial and postcolonial narratives. Through close readings of Naguib Mahfouz, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, and Upamanyu Chatterjee, among others, Bede Scott argues that literary representations of emotion need not be interpreted solely at the level of character, individual psychology, or the contingencies of plotting, but could also be related to broader sociopolitical forces. We thus find episodes of anger that serve as a collective response to the 'modernity' of wartime Cairo, feelings of jealousy that are inspired by the slave economy of imperial Brazil, and an overwhelming sense of boredom that emerges, in the late eighties, out of the bureaucratic procedures of the Indian Administrative Service. Affective Disorders also explores in some detail the formal consequences of these feelings - the way in which affective states such as anger or jealousy can often destabilize narratives, provoking crises of representation, generic ambivalence, and discursive rupture. By emphasizing the social origin of these emotions, and by analysing their influence on literary discourse, this study provides a deeper understanding of the relationship between various sociopolitical forces and the affective and aesthetic 'disorders' to which they give rise.


[Full Book] Indian Political Theory

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Aakash Singh Rathore
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 232

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Postcolonial Disorders by Aakash Singh Rathore, Indian Political Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Political Theory books, At present, a nativist turn in Indian political theory can be observed. There is a general assumption that the indigenous thought to which researchers are supposed to be (re)turning may somehow be immediately visible by ignoring the colonization of the mind and polity. In such a conception of svaraj (which can be translated as ‘authentic autonomy’), the tradition to be returned to would be that of the indigenous elites. In this book, this concept of svaraj is defined as a thick conception, which links it with exclusivist notions of spirituality, profound anti-modernity, exceptionalistic moralism, essentialistic nationalism and purism. However, post-independence India has borne witness to an alternative trajectory: a thin svaraj. The author puts forward a workable contemporary ideal of thin svaraj, i.e. political, and free of metaphysical commitment. The model proposed is inspired by B.R. Ambedkar's thoughts, as opposed to the thick conception found in the works of M.K. Gandhi, KC Bhattacharya and Ramachandra Gandhi. The author argues that political theorists of Indian politics continue to work with categories and concepts alien to the lived social and political experiences of India's common man, or everyday people. Consequently, he emphasises the need to decolonize Indian political theory, and rescue it from the grip of western theories, and fascination with western modes of historical analysis. The necessity to avoid both universalism and relativism and more importantly address the political predicaments of ‘the people’ is the key objective of the book, and a push for a reorientation of Indian political theory. An interesting new interpretation of a contemporary ideal of svaraj, this analysis takes into account influences from other cultures and sources as well as eschews thick conceptions that stifle imaginations and imaginaries. This book will be of interest to academics in the fields of philosophy, political science, sociology, literature and cultural studies in general and contemporary political theory, South Asian and Indian politics and political theory in particular.


[Full Book] The Postcolonial Museum

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Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Author: Dr Celeste Ianniciello
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 274

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Postcolonial Disorders by Dr Celeste Ianniciello, The Postcolonial Museum Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Postcolonial Museum books, Transformation of museums from physical places to cultural spaces provides the opportunity to re-examine and reassess histories, sounds, voices, images, memories, bodies, expression and cultures previously repressed by the historical and traditional frames of Occidental thought. Developing the ‘postcolonial’ museum in an age of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies requires new strategies and critical approaches which will renew and extend understandings of European citizenship and result in an inevitable re-evaluation of the concept of ‘modernity’ in a so-called globalised and multicultural world.


[Full Book] Fertile Disorder

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Author: Kalpana Ram
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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Postcolonial Disorders by Kalpana Ram, Fertile Disorder Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fertile Disorder books, In her innovative new book, Kalpana Ram reflects on the way spirit possession unsettles some of the foundational assumptions of modernity. What is a human subject under the varied conditions commonly associated with possession? What kind of subjectivity must already be in place to allow such a transformation to occur? How does it alter our understanding of memory and emotion if these assail us in the form of ghosts rather than as attributes of subjective experience? What does it mean to worship deities who are afflictive and capricious, yet bear an intimate relationship to justice? What is a "human" body if it can be taken over by a whole array of entities? What is agency if people can be "claimed" in this manner? What is gender if, while possessed, a woman is a woman no longer? Drawing on spirit possession among women and the rich traditions of subaltern religion in Tamil Nadu, South India, Ram concludes that the basis for constructing an alternative understanding of human agency need not rest on the usual requirements of a fully present consciousness or on the exercise of choice and planning. Instead of relegating possession, ghosts, and demons to the domain of the exotic, Ram uses spirit possession to illuminate ordinary experiences and relationships. In doing so, she uncovers fundamental instabilities that continue to haunt modern formulations of gender, human agency, and political emancipation. Fertile Disorder interrogates the modern assumptions about gender, agency, and subjectivity that underlie the social improvement projects circulating in Tamil Nadu, assumptions that directly shape people’s lives. The book pays particular attention to projects of family planning, development, reform, and emancipation. Combining ethnography with philosophical argument, Ram fashions alternatives to standard post-modernist and post-structuralist formulations. Grounded in decades of fieldwork, ambitious and wide ranging, her work is conceived as a journey that makes incursions into the unfamiliar, then returns us to the familiar. She argues that magic is not a monopoly of any one culture, historical period, or social formation but inhabits modernity—not only in the places, such as cinema and sound recording, where it is commonly looked for, but in "habit" and in aspects of everyday life that have been largely overlooked and shunned. Fertile Disorder will be of interest to a wide range of scholars in anthropology, religion, gender studies, subaltern studies, and post colonial theory.


[Full Book] Creating Resistances Pastoral Care In A Postcolonial World

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Melinda McGarrah Sharp
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 236

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Postcolonial Disorders by Melinda McGarrah Sharp, Creating Resistances Pastoral Care In A Postcolonial World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Creating Resistances Pastoral Care In A Postcolonial World books, In Creating Resistances: Pastoral Care in a Postcolonial World, Melinda McGarrah Sharp studies the concept of resistance to outline what postcolonial pastoral care can look like in practice, particularly for people who feel more removed from the urgency of today’s postcolonial realities.


[Full Book] World Order And Local Disorder

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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Linda B. Miller
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 246

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Postcolonial Disorders by Linda B. Miller, World Order And Local Disorder Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download World Order And Local Disorder books, This book considers the varied roles played by the United Nations in cases where threats to peace are created by civil strife in modernizing societies. These struggles for internal supremacy are viewed by the superpowers and other states as parts of larger racial, anti-colonial, or ideological contests. Through a careful analysis of selected cases-Algeria, Angola, the Congo, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Lebanon, Laos, Yemen, and Vietnam-the author clarifies the legal and political factors limiting the United Nations' effectiveness in containing violence and promoting peaceful change. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


[Full Book] The Biafran War And Postcolonial Humanitarianism

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Lasse Heerten
Category : History
Languages : en
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Postcolonial Disorders by Lasse Heerten, The Biafran War And Postcolonial Humanitarianism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Biafran War And Postcolonial Humanitarianism books, In the summer of 1968, audiences around the globe were shocked when newspapers and television stations confronted them with photographs of starving children in the secessionist Republic of Biafra. This global concern fundamentally changed how the Nigerian Civil War was perceived: an African civil war that had been fought for one year without fostering any substantial interest from international publics became 'Biafra' - the epitome of humanitarian crisis. Based on archival research from North America, Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, this book is the first comprehensive study of the global history of the conflict. A major addition to the flourishing history of human rights and humanitarianism, it argues that the global moment 'Biafra' is closely linked to the ascendance of human rights, humanitarianism, and Holocaust memory in a postcolonial world. The conflict was a key episode for the re-structuring of the relations between the West and the Third World.


[Full Book] Biopolitics And Memory In Postcolonial Literature And Culture

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Michael R. Griffiths
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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Postcolonial Disorders by Michael R. Griffiths, Biopolitics And Memory In Postcolonial Literature And Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Biopolitics And Memory In Postcolonial Literature And Culture books, From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa to the United Nations Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, many worthwhile processes of public memory have been enacted on the national and international levels. But how do these extant practices of memory function to precipitate justice and recompense? Are there moments when such techniques, performances, and displays of memory serve to obscure and elide aspects of the history of colonial governmentality? This collection addresses these and other questions in essays that take up the varied legacies, continuities, modes of memorialization, and poetics of remaking that attend colonial governmentality in spaces as varied as the Maghreb and the Solomon Islands. Highlighting the continued injustices arising from a process whose aftermath is far from settled, the contributors examine works by twentieth-century authors representing Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Europe. Imperial practices throughout the world have fomented a veritable culture of memory. The essays in this volume show how the legacy of colonialism’s attempt to transform the mode of life of colonized peoples has been central to the largely unequal phenomenon of globalization.


[Full Book] The Moral Discourse Of Health In Modern Cairo

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Publisher: Lexington Books
Author: Mohammed Tabishat
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 200

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Postcolonial Disorders by Mohammed Tabishat, The Moral Discourse Of Health In Modern Cairo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Moral Discourse Of Health In Modern Cairo books, In The Moral Discourse of Health in Modern Cairo: Persons, Bodies, and Organs, Mohammed Tabishat uses anthropological descriptive methods and discourse analytic perspectives to focus on health care practices in a holistic fashion aimed at preserving and improving life in contemporary Cairo. Tabishat employs therapeutic data as a complex index mirroring the existing relations of power and the various ways they are involved in maintaining and challenging the social order.


[Full Book] White Man S Water

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Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Author: Erica Prussing
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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Postcolonial Disorders by Erica Prussing, White Man S Water Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download White Man S Water books, In recent years, efforts to recognize and accommodate cultural diversity have gained some traction in the politics of US health care. But to date, anthropological perspectives have figured unevenly in efforts to define and address mental health problems. Particularly challenging are examinations of Native peoplesÕ experiences with alcohol. Erica Prussing provides the first in-depth assessment of the politics of Native sobriety by focusing on the Northern Cheyenne community in southeastern Montana, where for many decades the federally funded health care system has relied on the Twelve Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. White ManÕs Water provides a thoughtful and careful analysis of Cheyenne views of sobriety and the politics that surround the selective appeal of Twelve Step approaches despite wide-ranging local critiques. Narratives from participants in these programs debunk long-standing stereotypes about ÓIndian drinkingÓ and offer insight into the diversity of experiences with alcohol that actually occur among Native North Americans. This critical ethnography employs vivid accounts of the Northern Cheyenne people to depict how problems with alcohol are culturally constructed, showing how differences in age, gender, and other social features can affect involvement with both drinking and sobriety. These testimonies reveal the key role that gender plays in how Twelve Step program participants engage in a selective and creative process of appropriation at Northern Cheyenne, adapting the program to accommodate local cultural priorities and spiritual resources. The testimonies also illuminate community reactions to these adaptations, inspiring deeper inquiry into how federally funded health services are provided on the reservation. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in Native studies, ethnography, womenÕs studies, and medical anthropology. With its critical consideration of how cultural context shapes drinking and sobriety, White ManÕs Water offers a multivocal perspective on alcoholÕs impact on health and the cultural complexities of sobriety.


[Full Book] Genocide And Mass Violence

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Devon E. Hinton
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 448

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Postcolonial Disorders by Devon E. Hinton, Genocide And Mass Violence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Genocide And Mass Violence books, Genocide and Mass Violence brings together a unique mix of anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and historians to examine the effects of mass trauma.


[Full Book] Misunderstanding Stories

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Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Melinda McGarrah Sharp
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 230

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Postcolonial Disorders by Melinda McGarrah Sharp, Misunderstanding Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Misunderstanding Stories books, How can we work toward mutual understanding in our increasingly diverse and interconnected world? Pastoral theologian Melinda McGarrah Sharp approaches this multifaceted, interdisciplinary question by beginning with moments of intercultural misunderstanding. Using misunderstanding stories from her experience working with the Peace Corps in Suriname, Dr. McGarrah Sharp argues that we must recognize the limits of our own cultural perspectives in order to have meaningful intercultural encounters that are more mutually empowering and hopeful. Bringing together resources from pastoral theology, ethnography, and postcolonial studies, she provides a valuable resource for investigating the complexity of providing care and fostering communities of belonging across cultural differences. McGarrah Sharp illustrates a process of moving from disconnection to regard for diverse others as neighbors who share a common yearning for hopeful and meaningful connection. Leaders in faith communities, practitioners of care, and scholars will all be able to use this resource to better understand the conflicts, tensions, and uncertainties of our postcolonial twenty-first-century world. An included discussion guide facilitates classroom study, small group discussion, and personal reflection.


[Full Book] Universalism Without Uniformity

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Julia L. Cassaniti
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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Postcolonial Disorders by Julia L. Cassaniti, Universalism Without Uniformity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Universalism Without Uniformity books, One of the major questions of cultural psychology is how to take diversity seriously while acknowledging our shared humanity. This collection, edited by Julia L. Cassaniti and Usha Menon, brings together leading scholars in the field to reconsider that question and explore the complex mechanisms that connect culture and the human mind. The contributors to Universalism without Uniformity offer tools for bridging silos that have historically separated anthropology’s attention to culture and psychology’s interest in universal mental processes. Throughout, they seek to answer intricate yet fundamental questions about why we are motivated to find meaning in everything around us and, in turn, how we constitute the cultural worlds we inhabit through our intentional involvement in them. Laying bare entrenched disciplinary blind spots, this book offers a trove of insights on issues such as morality, emotional functioning, and conceptions of the self across cultures. Filled with impeccable empirical research coupled with broadly applicable theoretical reflections on taking psychological diversity seriously, Universalism without Uniformity breaks new ground in the study of mind and culture.


[Full Book] Mediations Of Violence In Africa

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Lidwien Kapteijns
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 284

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Postcolonial Disorders by Lidwien Kapteijns, Mediations Of Violence In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mediations Of Violence In Africa books, Drawing on the words of African poets, singers, war veterans, and other witnesses and survivors of recent wars in Africa, this book shows how those who experienced the violence of war interpret that violence and shape and come to terms with its consequences.


[Full Book] Disability And Colonialism

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Karen Soldatic
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 124

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Postcolonial Disorders by Karen Soldatic, Disability And Colonialism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Disability And Colonialism books, The mapping, control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest. This book draws together a rich collection of diverse, yet rigorous, papers that aim to expose the presence and significance of disability within colonialism, and how disability remains present in the establishment, maintenance and continuation of colonial structures of power. Disability as a site of historical analysis has become critically important to understanding colonial relations of power and the ways in which gender and identity are defined through colonial categorisations of the body. Thus, there is a growing prominence of disability within the historical literature. Yet, there are few international anthologies that traverse a critical level of depth on the subject domain. This book fills a critical gap in the historical literature and is likely to become a core reader for post graduate studies within disability studies, postcolonial studies and more broadly across the humanities. The chapters in this book were originally published as articles in Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture.


[Full Book] Radical Egalitarianism

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Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Author: Stnaley J. Tambiah
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 330

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Postcolonial Disorders by Stnaley J. Tambiah, Radical Egalitarianism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Radical Egalitarianism books, Contributions from scholars in anthropology, religion, and area studies--stemming from research in East and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas collected to represent a form of historically grounded, ethnographically driven social science that seeks to understand social phenomena by dialogically engaging global and local perspectives.