Ghosts of Memory
Essays on Remembrance and Relatedness
Edited by Janet Carsten
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Ghosts of Memory by Janet Carsten
Book DescriptionGhosts of Memory provides an overview of literature on relatedness and memory and then moves beyond traditional approaches to the subject, exploring the subtle and complex intersections between everyday forms of relatedness in the present and memories of the past. * Explores how various subjects are located in personal and familial histories that connect to the wider political formations of which they are a part * Closely examines diverse and intriguing case studies, e.g. Catholic residents of a decayed railway colony in Bengal, and sex workers in London * Brings together original essays authored by contemporary experts in the field * Draws on anthropology, literature, memory studies, and social history
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405154222
(240mm x 166mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janet Carsten
British Academy Lectures 2014-15, Paperback (March 2016)
British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy. But they will also be printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes lectures from the 2014 and 2015 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2015.
British Academy Lectures 2013-14, Paperback (February 2015)
British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy. But they will also be printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes lectures from the 2012 and 2013 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2013.
British Academy Lectures 2012-13, Hardback (February 2014)
British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy and are also printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes 8 lectures from the 2012 and 2013 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2013.
Blood Will Out, Paperback (October 2013)» View all books by Janet Carsten
Unique in focus and international in scope, this book brings together 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolic importance of blood.
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Author Biography - Janet Carsten
Janet Carsten is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of The Heat of the Hearth: The Process of Kinship in a Malay Fishing Community (1997) and After Kinship (2004). She has co-edited About the House: Levi-Strauss and Beyond (1995) with Stephen Hugh-Jones, and edited Cultures of Relatedness: New Approaches to the Study of Kinship (2000). Her current research deals with new approaches to kinship in anthropology, adoption reunions, kinship and memory.
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