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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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Displacements

Displacements

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Consoling Ghosts
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Jean M. Langford

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816687176.003.0003

I consider interactions with spirits of the landscape who offered protection during wartime and still make demands on emigrants in bodily ways. I suggest such spirits challenge biopolitical theory by embodying a zoo-power engaging a para-political ethic of hospitality and reciprocity involving both humans and non-humans.

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

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