Loss: The Politics of Mourning

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Loss
The Politics of Mourning

EDITED BY
David L. Eng and David Kazanjian
with an Afterword by Judith Butler

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
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Loss: The Politics of Mourning
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction - Mourning Remains 1
  • Notes *
  • I - Bodily Remains 27
  • Returning the Body Without Haunting - Mourning “nai Phi” and the End of Revolution in Thailand 29
  • Notes *
  • Black Mo'Nin' 59
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  • Ambiguities of Mourning - Law, Custom, and Testimony of Women Before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission 77
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  • Catastrophic Mourning 99
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  • Between Genocide and Catastrophe 125
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  • Passing Shadows - Melancholic Nationality and Black Critical Publicity in Pauline E. Hopkins's of One Blood 148
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  • Melancholia and Moralism 188
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  • II - Spatial Remains 204
  • The Memory of Hunger 205
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  • Remains to Be Seen - Reading the Works of Dean Sameshima and Khanh Vo 229
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  • Mourning Becomes Kitsch - The Aesthetics of Loss in Severo Sarduy's Cobra 251
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  • Theorizing the Loss of Land - Griqua Land Claims in Southern Africa, 1874–1998 278
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  • Left Melancholy 300
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  • III - Ideal Remains 321
  • All Things Shining 323
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  • A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia 343
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  • Passing Away - The Unspeakable (Losses) of Postapartheid South Africa 372
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  • Ways of Not Seeing - (En)Gendered Optics in Benjamin, Baudelaire, and Freud 396
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  • Legacies of Trauma, Legacies of Activism - Act Up's Lesbians 427
  • Notes 454
  • Resisting Left Melancholia 458
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  • Afterword - After Loss, What Then? 467
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  • Contributors 475
  • Name Index 479
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