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The Resource Charred lullabies : chapters in an anthropography of violence, E. Valentine Daniel

Charred lullabies : chapters in an anthropography of violence, E. Valentine Daniel

Label
Charred lullabies : chapters in an anthropography of violence
Title
Charred lullabies
Title remainder
chapters in an anthropography of violence
Statement of responsibility
E. Valentine Daniel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How does an ethnographer write about violence? How can he make sense of violent acts, for himself and for his readers, without compromising its sheer excess and its meaning-defying core? How can he remain a scholarly observer when the country of his birth is engulfed by terror? These are some of the questions that engage Valentine Daniel in this exploration of life and death in contemporary Sri Lanka. In 1983 Daniel "walked into the ashes and mortal residue" of the violence that had occurred in his homeland. His planned project--the study of women's folk songs as ethnohistory--was immediately displaced by the responsibility that he felt had been given to him, by surviving family members and friends of victims, to recount beyond Sri Lanka what he had seen and heard there. Trained to do fieldwork by staying in one place and educated to look for coherence and meaning in human behavior, what does an anthropologist do when he is forced by circumstances to keep moving, searching for reasons he never finds? How does he write an ethnography (or an anthropography, to use the author's term) without transforming it into a pornography of violence? In avoiding fattening the anthropography into prurience, how does he avoid flattening it with theory? The ways in which Daniel grapples with these questions, and their answers, instill this groundbreaking book with a rare sense of passion, purpose, and intellect"--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daniel, E. Valentine
Dewey number
303.6/095493
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN635.S72
LC item number
D36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in culture/power/history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Violence
  • Ethnology
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
Label
Charred lullabies : chapters in an anthropography of violence, E. Valentine Daniel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Embodied Terror
  • 6.
  • Suffering Nation and Alienation
  • 7.
  • Crushed Glass: A Counterpoint to Culture
  • 1.
  • Of Heritage and History
  • 2.
  • History's Entailments in the Violence of a Nation
  • 3.
  • Violent Measures, Measured Violence
  • 4.
  • Mood, Moment, and Mind
Control code
34669394
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780691027739
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96020275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Charred lullabies : chapters in an anthropography of violence, E. Valentine Daniel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Embodied Terror
  • 6.
  • Suffering Nation and Alienation
  • 7.
  • Crushed Glass: A Counterpoint to Culture
  • 1.
  • Of Heritage and History
  • 2.
  • History's Entailments in the Violence of a Nation
  • 3.
  • Violent Measures, Measured Violence
  • 4.
  • Mood, Moment, and Mind
Control code
34669394
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780691027739
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96020275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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