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An Anthropology of Absence

Materializations of Transcendence and Loss

Mikkel Bille (Editor), Frida Hastrup (Editor), Tim Flohr Soerensen (Editor)


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Toward an Anthropology of Absence.- Introduction: An Anthropology of Absence.- People Without Things.- Embodying Absence.- Missing Bodies Near-at-Hand: The Dissonant Memory and Dormant Graves of the Spanish Civil War.- A Sense of Absence: The Staging of Heroic Deaths and Ongoing Lives among American Organ Donor Families.- Temporalities of Absence.- Derivative Presence: Loss and Lives in Limbo in the West Bank.- Materializations of Disaster: Recovering Lost Plots in a Tsunami-Affected Village in South India.- Materializing Remembrance.- A Saturated Void: Anticipating and Preparing Presence in Contemporary Danish Cemetery Culture.- Bringing Home the Dead: Photographs, Family Imaginaries and Moral Remains.- Ambiguous Materialities.- Absent Powers: Magic and Loss in Post-socialist Mongolia.- Seeking Providence Through Things: The Word of God Versus Black Cumin.- Presencing the Im-Material.- Commentary.- An Anthropology of Absence: Commentary.

Springer, 9781441955289, 221pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010