Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Monsters are culturally meaningful across the world. Starting from this key premise, this book tackles monsters in the context of social change. Writing in a time of violent upheaval, when technological innovation brings forth new monsters while others perish as part of the widespread extinctions that signify the Anthropocene, contributors argue that putting monsters at the center of social analysis opens up new perspectives on change and social transformation. Through a series of ethnographically grounded analyses they capture monsters that herald, drive, experience, enjoy, and suffer the transformations of the worlds they beleaguer. Topics examined include the evil skulking new roads in Ancient Greece, terror in post-socialist Laos's territorial cults, a horrific flying head that augurs catastrophe in the rain forest of Borneo, benign spirits that accompany people through the mist in Iceland, flesh-eating giants marching through neo-colonial central Australia, and ghosts lingering in Pacific villages in the aftermath of environmental disasters. By taking the proposition that monsters and the humans they haunt are intricately and intimately entangled seriously, this book offers unique, cross-cultural perspectives on how people perceive the world and their place within it. It also shows how these experiences of belonging are mediated by our relationships with the other-than-human.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781350096257. 9781000182354. 9781000185539. 9781003086130.
    • Accession Number:
      1133654625
    • Accession Number:
      2332807
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MUSHARBASH, Y.; HENNING PRESTERUDSTUEN, G. Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. ISBN 9781350096257. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2332807. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Musharbash Y, Henning Presterudstuen G. Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters. Bloomsbury Academic; 2020. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2332807
    • APA:
      Musharbash, Y., & Henning Presterudstuen, G. (2020). Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters. Bloomsbury Academic.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Musharbash, Yasmine, and Geir Henning Presterudstuen. 2020. Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters. London: Bloomsbury Academic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2332807.
    • Harvard:
      Musharbash, Y. and Henning Presterudstuen, G. (2020) Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2332807 (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Musharbash, Y & Henning Presterudstuen, G 2020, Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters, Bloomsbury Academic, London, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Musharbash, Yasmine, and Geir Henning Presterudstuen. Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2332807.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Musharbash, Yasmine, and Geir Henning Presterudstuen. Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2332807.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Musharbash Y, Henning Presterudstuen G. Monster Anthropology : Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters [Internet]. London: Bloomsbury Academic; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2332807