Author:Roma Chatterji (Ed.)

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Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

By: Roma Chatterji (Ed.)

Price: $48.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202407

ISBN: 8125057331

Condition: New


The essays in this book explore the critical possibilities that have been opened by Veena Das’s work. Taking off from her writing on pain as a call for acknowledgment, several essays explore how social sciences render pain, suffering, and the claims of the other as part of an ethics of responsibility. They search for disciplinary resources to contest the implicit division between those whose pain receives attention and those whose pain is seen as out of sync with the times and hence written out of the historical record. Another theme is the co-constitution of the event and the everyday, esp... View more info