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The Resource The funeral casino : meditation, massacre, and exchange with the dead in Thailand, Alan Klima

The funeral casino : meditation, massacre, and exchange with the dead in Thailand, Alan Klima

Label
The funeral casino : meditation, massacre, and exchange with the dead in Thailand
Title
The funeral casino
Title remainder
meditation, massacre, and exchange with the dead in Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Alan Klima
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Funeral Casino is a heretical ethnography of the global age. Setting his book within Thailand's pro-democracy movement and the street massacres that accompanied it, Alan Klima offers a strikingly original interpretation of mass-mediated violence through a study of funeral gambling and Buddhist meditation on death. The fieldwork for the book began in 1992, when a freewheeling market of illegal "massacre-imagery" videos blossomed in Bangkok on the very site where, days earlier, for the third time in two decades, a military-controlled government had killed scores of unarmed pro-democracy protesters. Such killings and their subsequent representation have lent force to Thailand's transition from military control to a "media-financial complex." Probing the ways in which death is marketed, visualized, and remembered through practices both local and global, Klima inverts conventional relationships between ethnography and theory through a compelling narrative that reveals a surprising new direction available to anthropology and critical theory. Ethnography here engages with the philosophy of activism and the politics of memory, media representation of violence, and globalization. In focusing on the particular array of tactics in Thai Buddhism and protest politics for connecting death and life, past and present, this book unveils a vivid and haunting picture of community, responsibility, and accountability in the new world order
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klima, Alan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • Massacres
  • Violence in mass media
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Death
  • Meditation
  • Massacres
  • Violence dans les medias
  • Funérailles
  • Mort
  • Méditation
  • Thaïlande
  • Thaïlande
  • HISTORY
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Massacres
  • Meditation
  • Politics and government
  • Violence in mass media
  • Thailand
  • Dood
  • Geweld
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Riten
  • Massamedia
  • Boeddhisme
Label
The funeral casino : meditation, massacre, and exchange with the dead in Thailand, Alan Klima
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Passed : The new world : Bangkok and the world order without history -- Revolting history : The necromantic power of public massacres -- Bloodless power : the moral economy of the Thai crowd -- Repulsiveness of the body politic : an economics of the Black May Massacre -- Kamma : The Charnel Ground : visions of death in Buddhist ascesis and the redemption of mechanical reproduction -- The funeral casino : a mindful economy
Control code
ocm52255380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400814428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttz8m2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52255380
Label
The funeral casino : meditation, massacre, and exchange with the dead in Thailand, Alan Klima
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Passed : The new world : Bangkok and the world order without history -- Revolting history : The necromantic power of public massacres -- Bloodless power : the moral economy of the Thai crowd -- Repulsiveness of the body politic : an economics of the Black May Massacre -- Kamma : The Charnel Ground : visions of death in Buddhist ascesis and the redemption of mechanical reproduction -- The funeral casino : a mindful economy
Control code
ocm52255380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400814428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttz8m2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52255380

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