In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-Of-The-Way Place

by Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
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Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-Of-The-Way Place
Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt - In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-Of-The-Way Place

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In this highly original and much-anticipated ethnography, Anna Tsing challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their dearest assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal and marginalized group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, Tsing deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with her remarkably creative and unconventional Meratus friends and teachers, however, provide the opportunity to rethink notions of tradition, community, culture, power, and gender--and the doing of anthropology. Tsing's masterful weaving of ethnography and theory, as well as her humor and lucidity, allow for an extraordinary reading experience for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the complexities of culture.
Engaging Meratus in wider conversations involving Indonesian bureaucrats, family planners, experts in international development, Javanese soldiers, American and French feminists, Asian-Americans, right-to-life advocates, and Western intellectuals, Tsing looks not for consensus and coherence in Meratus culture but rather allows individual Meratus men and women to return our gaze. Bearing the fruit from the lively contemporary conversations between anthropology and cultural studies, In the Realm of the Diamond Queen will prove to be a model for thinking and writing about gender, power, and the politics of identity.

Contributors

Author:
Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt

Further information

Language:
English
Number of Pages:
368
Media Type:
Softcover

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
November 21, 1993
Package Dimensions:
0.23 x 0.154 x 0.022 m; 0.499 kg
GTIN:
09780691000510
DUIN:
U3GP85P060G
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