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The Resource Monster anthropology in Australasia and beyond, Edited by Yasmine Musharbash, Geir Henning Presterudstuen, (electronic book)

Monster anthropology in Australasia and beyond, Edited by Yasmine Musharbash, Geir Henning Presterudstuen, (electronic book)

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Monster anthropology in Australasia and beyond
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Monster anthropology in Australasia and beyond
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Edited by Yasmine Musharbash, Geir Henning Presterudstuen
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eng
Summary
  • Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, culture, and media, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world. These monsters hail from Aboriginal Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe, and their presence is inextricably intertwined with the lives of those they haunt.
  • "Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond marks a substantial, breath-taking entry of anthropology into monster studies. Catalysts to story and action, monsters are shown in these lucid, innovative essays to accomplish cultural work that is essential, local and real. Admirably interdisciplinary, the book belongs on the shelf of every scholar interested in how the borders of difference are patrolled by figures of menace and allure. But keep the light on as you read." - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University, USA "This book presents a wonderfully engaging group of essays highlighting the significant contribution of anthropology to the fascinating but largely literature-based discipline of monster studies. The volume's ethnographic richness demonstrates the importance of monster figures in cultures worldwide. The authors - many of whom conducted extensive fieldwork - take the 'reality' of monsters seriously and demonstrate how tangible and personal the presence of monsters can be in countries as diverse as Australia, Georgia, and Iceland." - D. Felton, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA "Don't be scared by the outre subject matter - this is anthropology in the best sense of the word: richly ethnographic case studies combine with a broad, cross-cultural framework to theorize the monstrous. This book is a superb example of anthropology's ability to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue without giving up its disciplinary commitments." - Alex Golub, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
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Musharbash, Yasmine
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306.099
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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Henning Presterudstuen, Geir
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  • Monsters
  • Ethnology
  • Folklore
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The monsters that anthropologists encounter in their field sites differ significantly from those portrayed and analyzed in the thriving interdisciplinary literature-anthropology's monsters haunt off the pages of books and screens of televisions. These monsters come in all sorts of (non-gothic) guises, and their presence is inextricably intertwined with the lives of those they haunt. Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, media, and cultural studies, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world, from Aboriginal Australia in the Pacific to Asia and Europe
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Monster anthropology in Australasia and beyond, Edited by Yasmine Musharbash, Geir Henning Presterudstuen, (electronic book)
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Contents
1. Introduction: Monsters, Anthropology, and Monster Studies-- Yasmine Musharbash 2. Cave Men, Luminoids and Dragons: Monstrous Creatures Mediating Relationships between People and Country in Aboriginal Northern Australia-- Joanne Thurman 3. Monstrous Transformations: A Case Study from Central Australia-- Yasmine Musharbash 4. Specters of Reality-- Mamu in the Eastern Western Desert of Australia-- Ute Eickelkamp 5. A Murder of Monsters: Terror and Morality in an Aboriginal Religion-- John Morton 6. Burnt Woman of the Mission: Gender and Horror in an Aboriginal Settlement in Northern New South Wales-- Mahnaz Alimardanian 7. Demons Within: Maleficent Manifestations in the Hare Krishna Movement-- Malcolm Haddon 8. Ghosts and the Everyday Politics of Race in Fiji-- Geir Henning Presterudstuen 9. Entanglements Between Tao People and Anito and LAnyu Island, Taiwan-- Leberecht Funk 10. When Goblins Come to Town: The Ethnography of Urban Hauntings in Georgia-- Paul Manning 11. The Workings of Monsters: Of Monsters and Humans in Icelandic Society-- Helena Onnudottir 12. Afterword: Strangerhood Pragmatics, and Place in the Dialectics of Monster and Norm-- Rupert Stasch
Control code
9781137448651
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137448651
Other physical details
4 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Monster anthropology in Australasia and beyond, Edited by Yasmine Musharbash, Geir Henning Presterudstuen, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction: Monsters, Anthropology, and Monster Studies-- Yasmine Musharbash 2. Cave Men, Luminoids and Dragons: Monstrous Creatures Mediating Relationships between People and Country in Aboriginal Northern Australia-- Joanne Thurman 3. Monstrous Transformations: A Case Study from Central Australia-- Yasmine Musharbash 4. Specters of Reality-- Mamu in the Eastern Western Desert of Australia-- Ute Eickelkamp 5. A Murder of Monsters: Terror and Morality in an Aboriginal Religion-- John Morton 6. Burnt Woman of the Mission: Gender and Horror in an Aboriginal Settlement in Northern New South Wales-- Mahnaz Alimardanian 7. Demons Within: Maleficent Manifestations in the Hare Krishna Movement-- Malcolm Haddon 8. Ghosts and the Everyday Politics of Race in Fiji-- Geir Henning Presterudstuen 9. Entanglements Between Tao People and Anito and LAnyu Island, Taiwan-- Leberecht Funk 10. When Goblins Come to Town: The Ethnography of Urban Hauntings in Georgia-- Paul Manning 11. The Workings of Monsters: Of Monsters and Humans in Icelandic Society-- Helena Onnudottir 12. Afterword: Strangerhood Pragmatics, and Place in the Dialectics of Monster and Norm-- Rupert Stasch
Control code
9781137448651
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137448651
Other physical details
4 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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