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Ghostly matters : haunting and the sociological imagination

Author: Avery Gordon
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : New University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Avery F. Gordon considers the cultural experience of haunting. Drawing on a range of sources, including the fiction of Toni Morrison and Luisa Valenzuela, Ghostly Matters demonstrates that past or shadowy social forces control present life in different and more complicated ways than most social analysts presume. Ghostly Matters scrutinizes the evidence of things barely seen for what they can tell  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Avery Gordon
ISBN: 9780816654468 0816654468
OCLC Number: 183608527
Description: xx, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Her shape and his hand --
Distractions --
The other door, it's floods of tears with consolation enclosed --
Not only the footprints but the water too and what is down there --
There are crossroads.
Responsibility: Avery F. Gordon, with a new introduction ; foreword by Janice Radway.

Abstract:

"In this book, Avery F. Gordon considers the cultural experience of haunting. Drawing on a range of sources, including the fiction of Toni Morrison and Luisa Valenzuela, Ghostly Matters demonstrates that past or shadowy social forces control present life in different and more complicated ways than most social analysts presume. Ghostly Matters scrutinizes the evidence of things barely seen for what they can tell about the relationship between knowledge, power, and experience. Gordon illustrates how haunting more fully registers phenomena like torture and slavery than do other modes of social experience. Genuinely cross-disciplinary and truly innovative, written with a power to match its subject matter, Ghostly Mutters offers a way of looking at the complex intersections of race, gender, and class as they traverse our lives in sharp relief or shadowy manifestations."--BOOK JACKET.
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