Funeral Casino Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange with the Dead in Thailand

ISBN-10: 0691074607
ISBN-13: 9780691074603
Edition: 2002
Authors: Alan Klima
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Description: The Funeral Casino is a heretical ethnography of the global age. The author offers a strikingly original interpretation of mass-mediated violence through a study of funeral gambling and Buddhist meditation on death.

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.25" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The Funeral Casino is a heretical ethnography of the global age. The author offers a strikingly original interpretation of mass-mediated violence through a study of funeral gambling and Buddhist meditation on death.

List of Illustrations vii
Note on Transcription and Monetary Conversion ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction
The Passed
The New World: Bangkok and the World Order without History
Revolting History: The Necromantic Power of Public Massacres
Bloodless Power: A Moral Economy of the Thai Crowd
Repulsiveness of the Body Politic: An Economics of the Black May Massacre
Kamma
The Charnel Ground: Visions of Death in Buddhist Asceis and the Redemption of Mechanical Reproduction
The Funeral Casino: A Mindful Economy
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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