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Signs of recognition : powers and hazards of representation in an Indonesian society, Webb Keane

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Signs of recognition : powers and hazards of representation in an Indonesian society
Title
Signs of recognition
Title remainder
powers and hazards of representation in an Indonesian society
Statement of responsibility
Webb Keane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Webb Keane argues that by looking at representations as concrete practices we may find them to be thoroughly entangled in the tensions and hazards of social existence. This book explores the performances and transactions that lie at the heart of public events in contemporary Anakalang, on the Indonesian island of Sumba. Weaving together sharply observed narrative, close analysis of poetic speech and valuable objects, and far-reaching theoretical discussion, Signs of Recognition explores the risks endemic in representational practices. An awareness of risk is embedded in the very forms of ritual speech and exchange. The possibilities for failure and slippage reveal people's mutual vulnerabilities and give words and things part of their power. Keane shows how the dilemmas posed by the effort to use and control language and objects are implicated with general problems of power, authority, and agency. He persuades us to look differently at ideas of voice and value. Integrating the analysis of words and things, this book contributes to a wide range of fields, including linguistic anthropology, cultural studies, social theory, and the studies of material culture, art, and political economy."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Keane, Webb
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anakalang (Indonesian people)
  • Anakalang (Indonesian people)
  • Anakalang (Indonesian people)
  • Social structure
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Representation (Philosophy)
  • Anakalang dialect
  • Anakalang dialect
  • Sumba Island (Indonesia)
Label
Signs of recognition : powers and hazards of representation in an Indonesian society, Webb Keane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Text, Context, and Displacement
  • 6.
  • Voices, Agents, and Interlocutors
  • 7.
  • Formality and the Economy of Signs
  • 8.
  • Subjects and the Vicissitudes of Objects
  • 9.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Representation, Recognition, and Hazard
  • 2.
  • Geography, History, and Sociality
  • 3.
  • Things of Value
  • 4.
  • Loaded Terms
Control code
9896018064
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxix, 297 p.
Isbn
9780520204751
Lccn
96018064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Signs of recognition : powers and hazards of representation in an Indonesian society, Webb Keane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Text, Context, and Displacement
  • 6.
  • Voices, Agents, and Interlocutors
  • 7.
  • Formality and the Economy of Signs
  • 8.
  • Subjects and the Vicissitudes of Objects
  • 9.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Representation, Recognition, and Hazard
  • 2.
  • Geography, History, and Sociality
  • 3.
  • Things of Value
  • 4.
  • Loaded Terms
Control code
9896018064
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxix, 297 p.
Isbn
9780520204751
Lccn
96018064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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