In this Book

University of California Press
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The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists, members of nongovernmental HIV/AIDS programs in China and the Republic of Congo, psychiatrists and the mentally ill in Morocco and Ireland, and persons who have suffered trauma or been displaced by violence in the Middle East and in South and Southeast Asia.

Painting on book jacket by Entang Wiharso

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Postcolonial Disorders: Reflections on Subjectivity in the Contemporary World
  2. pp. 1-40
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  1. Part I: Disordered States
  2. pp. 41-42
  1. 1. Madness and the Politically Real: Reflections on Violence in Postdictatorial Spain
  2. pp. 43-61
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  1. 2. Indonesia Sakit: Indonesian Disorders and the Subjective Experience and Interpretive Politics of Contemporary Indonesian Artists
  2. pp. 62-108
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  1. 3. The Political Dimensions of Emasculation: Fantasy, Conspiracy, and Estrangement among Populist Leaders in Post–New Order Lombok, Indonesia
  2. pp. 109-131
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  1. 4. Haunting Ghosts: Madness, Gender, and Ensekirite in Haiti in the Democratic Era
  2. pp. 132-156
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  1. 5. Laboratory of Intervention: The Humanitarian Governance of the Postcommunist Balkan Territories
  2. pp. 157-186
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  1. Part II: Subjectivity in the Borderlands
  2. pp. 187-188
  1. 6. Everyday AIDS Practices: Contestations of Borders and Infectious Disease in Southwest China
  2. pp. 189-217
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  1. 7. Of Maids and Prostitutes: Indonesian Female Migrants in the New Asian Hinterlands
  2. pp. 218-237
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  1. 8. Ambivalent Inquiry: Dilemmas of AIDS in the Republic of Congo
  2. pp. 238-259
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  1. 9. To Live with What Would Otherwise Be Unendurable, II: Caught in the Borderlands of Palestine/Israel
  2. pp. 260-276
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  1. Part III: Madness, Alterity, and Psychiatry
  2. pp. 277-278
  1. 10. The Mucker War: A History of Violence and Silence
  2. pp. 279-308
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  1. 11. Institutional Persons and Personal Institutions: The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland
  2. pp. 309-328
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  1. 12. The Knot of the Soul: Postcolonial Conundrums, Madness, and the Imagination
  2. pp. 329-358
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  1. 13. Consuming Grief: Infant Death in the Postcolonial Time of Intervention
  2. pp. 359-377
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  1. 14. Postcoloniality as the Aftermath of Terror among Vietnamese Refugees
  2. pp. 378-396
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 419-424
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 425-465
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