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Author Langford, Jean, author.
Title Consoling ghosts : stories of medicine and mourning from Southeast Asians in exile / Jean M. Langford.
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
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 Floor3  HQ1073.5.U6 L36 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 263 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : afterlives -- Violent traces -- Displacements -- Disciplines of dying -- Dangerous language -- Syllables of power -- Postmortem economies -- Spirit debt -- Afterword : on the status of ghosts.
Summary "Inspired by conversations with emigrants from Laos and Cambodia, Consoling Ghosts is a sustained contemplation of relationships with the dying and the dead. Jean M. Langford invites us to consider alternate ways of facing death, conducting relationships with the dead and dying, and addressing the effects of violence that continue to reverberate in bodies and social worlds"-- Publisher's Web site.
Subject Laotian Americans -- Death.
Cambodian Americans -- Death.
Death -- Social aspects -- United States.
Terminal care -- Social aspects -- United States.
Spiritualism -- United States.
ISBN 9780816687176 hardback alkaline paper
081668717X hardback alkaline paper
9780816687183 paperback alkaline paper
0816687188 paperback alkaline paper
OCLC number 841584943