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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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Spirit Debt

Spirit Debt

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(p.184) (p.185) Chapter 7 Spirit Debt
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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/9780816687176.003.0008

I address emigrants’ accounts of material indebtedness to the dead and how bureaucracies of death interfere with the fulfillment of these debts, complicating both the mourning of death and the mourning of violence, negating the social existence of the dead in ways the echo the violation of the dead in wartime.

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

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