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Author Langford, Jean, author

Title Consoling ghosts : stories of medicine and mourning from Southeast Asians in exile / Jean M. Langford
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 263 pages)
Contents Introduction : afterlives -- Violent traces -- Displacements -- Disciplines of dying -- Dangerous language -- Syllables of power -- Postmortem economies -- Spirit debt -- Afterword : on the status of ghosts
Summary "Inspired by conversations with emigrants from Laos and Cambodia, Consoling Ghosts is a sustained contemplation of relationships with the dying and the dead. Jean M. Langford invites us to consider alternate ways of facing death, conducting relationships with the dead and dying, and addressing the effects of violence that continue to reverberate in bodies and social worlds"-- Publisher's Web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (JSTOR platform, viewed March 30, 2016)
Subject Cambodian Americans -- Death.
Death -- Social aspects -- United States.
Laotian Americans -- Death.
Spiritualism -- United States.
Terminal care -- Social aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1452939853 (electronic bk.)
1461951305 (electronic bk.)
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