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Consoling GhostsStories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile$
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Jean M. Langford

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816687176

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816687176.001.0001

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Violent Traces

Violent Traces

(p.24) (p.25) Chapter 1 Violent Traces
Consoling Ghosts

Jean M. Langford

University of Minnesota Press

Focusing on stories of war and terror, I explore the limits of the concept of trauma, challenge its temporal logics, and suggest an alternative response to the effects of violence through material encounters with the dead, which confronting the violence immanent in the present, rather than relegating violence to the past.

Keywords:   death, spirits, violence, materiality, haunting, mourning

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