Book , Print in English

Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary

Veena Das ; foreword by Stanley Cavell.
  • Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
  • xiv, 281 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Series
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The event and the everyday
  • The figure of the abducted woman : the citizen as sexed
  • Language and body : transactions and the construction of pain
  • The act of witnessing : violence, gender, and subjectivity
  • Boundaries, violence, and the work of time
  • Thinking of time and subjectivity
  • In the region of rumor
  • The force of the local
  • The signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility
  • Three portraits of grief and mourning
  • Revisiting trauma, testimony, and political community.
Other information
  • "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--P. [ii].
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 0520247442 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0520247450 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • EAN: 9780520247444
  • EAN: 9780520247451
  • LCCN: 2006003041
  • OCLC: 63660246