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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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Afterword On the Status of Ghosts

Afterword On the Status of Ghosts

(p.209) Afterword On the Status of Ghosts
Consoling Ghosts

Jean M. Langford

University of Minnesota Press

I outline the implications of a literality of ghosts for mourning, ethics, and ongoing relations with the dead. I reiterate the limitations of biopolitical and psychoanalytic theory (in some of its versions), for recognizing and escaping the latent Christian logics of contemporary approaches to death.

Keywords:   animal rights, animal studies, anthropocentrism, artist interviews, contemporary art, creativity, ethics, philosophy, posthumanism

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