Fertile disorder : spirit possession and its provocation of the modern / Kalpana Ram.

In her innovative new book, Kalpana Ram reflects on the way spirit possession unsettles some of the foundational assumptions of modernity. What is a human subject under the varied conditions commonly associated with possession? What kind of subjectivity must already be in place to allow such a trans...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ram, Kalpana.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Visible and invisible bodies : rural women and state intellectuals
  • Minor practices
  • Possession and the bride : emotions, the elusive phantom of social theory
  • The abject body of infertility
  • Learning possession, becoming healer
  • Performativity in the court of the goddess
  • The nature of the complaint
  • Possession and social theory
  • Possession and emancipatory politics.