Title: Youth and the Life of the Corpse: a Graveyard Ethnography
Authors: De Boeck, Filip #
Issue Date: 15-May-2009
Conference: Transnational Anthropologies. Convergences and Divergences in Globalized Disciplinary Networks Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) - American Ethnological Society (AES) joint meeting. location:University of British Columbia, Vancouver. date:13-16 May 2009
Abstract: Intimacy, with its pleasures and risks, can be considered either as a space that opens up within social interaction or as a quality of certain kinds of social relations in which the defenses characteristic of “the presentation of self in everyday life” are lowered or blown apart and in which ordinary social knowledge can remain unspoken or put aside. In what respects does the act, suffering, or witnessing of violence (physical, symbolic…) or other disruptive events produce a kind of intimacy and what is the relationship of such intimacy to public knowledge?
Description: Paper presented in panel 91 of the 2009 CASCA -AES joint meeting. Panel: Intimacy, Violence and the Social, organised by Michael Lambek (U of Toronto) and Filip De Boeck (U of Leuven), and chaired by Michael Lambek.

Youth and the Life of the Corpse -Filip De Boeck (U of Leuven)

Ordinary Violence and Intimacy amongst Black Township Women in Pretoria, South Africa -Mieke De Gelder (U of Toronto)

Things that Don't Come by the Road: Fosterage, Folktales and Cannibalism in the Cameroon Grassfields -Nicolas Argenti (Brunel U)

The Intimacy of Human and Animal Through the Witnessing and Suffering of Violence: Analytical Reflections from Urban India -Naisargi Dave (U of Toronto)
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa
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