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    Violence: Ethnographic Encounters (Encounters Experience and Anthropological Knowledge) (Hardback) Edited by Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, Contributions by Diane E. King, Contributions by Billie Jean Isbell, Contributions by Kristen Drybread, Contributions by John Borneman, Contributions by Brenda Maiale, Contributions by Annarose Pandey, Contributions by Bilinda Straight, Contributions by Natasha Zaretsky

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    DescriptionViolence takes many forms. From large-scale acts of terrorism to assaults on single individuals, violence is a defining force in shaping human experience and a central theme in anthropological study. Violence: Ethnographic Encounters presents a set of vivid first-hand accounts of fieldwork experiences of violence. The examples range across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and illustrate instances of state terror, insurgency, communal violence, war, prison violence, class conflict, security measures, and sexual violence. How do these anthropologists come to know a place through such violent experience? Why do they not leave such scenes? What insights follow from such experience? Violence: Ethnographic Encounters offers readers a broad anthropological study of violence through personal encounters.

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    Ethnographic Encounters
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, Contributions by Diane E. King, Contributions by Billie Jean Isbell, Contributions by Kristen Drybread, Contributions by John Borneman, Contributions by Brenda Maiale, Contributions by Annarose Pandey, Contributions by Bilinda Straight, Contributions by Natasha Zaretsky
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 178
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 429 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847884176
    ISBN 10: 1847884172

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    LC classification: GN495.2 .V555 2009, 2009021840
    DC23: 305.8
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    15 September 2009
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    Author Information
    Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, USA.
    Review quote
    Compelling, riveting reading that will prove important to researchers. J.B. Wolford, CHOICE Magazine
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Preface, John Borneman Introduction, Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi 1 Written on My Body, Billie Jean Isbell 2 Bandh in Ahmedabad, Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi 3 Fieldwork and Fear in Iraqi Kurdistan, Diane E. King 4 The Sense of War Songs, Bilinda Straight 5 Sleeping with One Eye Open, Kristen Drybread 6 Hell of a Party, Brenda Maiale 7 Arriving in Jewish Buenos Aires, Natasha Zaretsky 8 Dreamwork and Punishment in Lebanon, John Borneman 9 Unwelcomed and Unwelcoming Encounter, Annarose Pandey 10 Guide to Further Reading, Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi Bibliography Index