Ruptures: Anthropologies Of Discontinuity In Times Of Turmoil

January 24, 2020|
Ruptures: Anthropologies Of Discontinuity In Times Of Turmoil by Martin Holbraad
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A “rupture” is a radical and often forceful discontinuity, an active ingredient of a world in turmoil, lying at the heart of some of the most defining experiences of our time, including the rise of populist politics and the corollary impulse towards protest and revolutionary change.

            With Ruptures, editors Martin Holbraad, Bruce Kapferer, and Julia F. Sauma have brought together leading and emerging international anthropologists to explore the concept of rupture in select ethnographic and historical contexts. Among the contributions are chapters that look at images of the guillotine in the French Revolution, reactions to Trump’s election in the United States, the motivations of young Danes who join ISIS in Syria, “butterfly effect” activism among environmental anarchists in northern Europe, the experiences of political trauma and its “repair” through privately sponsored museums of Mao’s revolution in China, people’s experience of the devastating 2001 earthquake in Gujarat; the rupture of Protestant faith among Danish nationalist theologians, and the attempt to invent ex nihilo an alphabet for use in Christian prophetic movements in Congo and Angola.
 
Martin Holbraad is professor of social anthropology at University College London and the author of Truth in Motion. Bruce Kapferer is emeritus professor of social anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and honorary professor at University College London. Julia F. Sauma is a postdoctoral research fellow in anthropology a...
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Title:Ruptures: Anthropologies Of Discontinuity In Times Of Turmoil
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:248 pages, 6.25 X 9.25 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 6.25 X 9.25 X 0.68 in
Published:January 24, 2020
Publisher:UCL Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781787356191

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