Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781787356191 Published January 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781787356207 Published January 2020 For sale in North America only

Ruptures

Anthropologies of Discontinuity in Times of Turmoil

Edited by Martin Holbraad, Bruce Kapferer, and Julia F. Sauma

Ruptures

Edited by Martin Holbraad, Bruce Kapferer, and Julia F. Sauma

Distributed for UCL Press

248 pages | 8 halftones | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781787356191 Published January 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781787356207 Published January 2020 For sale in North America only
A “rupture” is a radical and often forceful discontinuity, an active ingredient of a world in turmoil, lying at the heart of some of the most defining experiences of our time, including the rise of populist politics and the corollary impulse towards protest and revolutionary change.

            With Ruptures, editors Martin Holbraad, Bruce Kapferer, and Julia F. Sauma have brought together leading and emerging international anthropologists to explore the concept of rupture in select ethnographic and historical contexts. Among the contributions are chapters that look at images of the guillotine in the French Revolution, reactions to Trump’s election in the United States, the motivations of young Danes who join ISIS in Syria, “butterfly effect” activism among environmental anarchists in northern Europe, the experiences of political trauma and its “repair” through privately sponsored museums of Mao’s revolution in China, people’s experience of the devastating 2001 earthquake in Gujarat; the rupture of Protestant faith among Danish nationalist theologians, and the attempt to invent ex nihilo an alphabet for use in Christian prophetic movements in Congo and Angola.
 
Contents
Introduction: Critical Ruptures Martin Holbraad, Bruce Kapferer and Julia F. Sauma 1. The Guillotine: Reflections on Violent Revolutionary Rupture Caroline Humphrey 2. Rupture and Repair: A Museum of the Red Age Confronts Historical Nihilism Michael Rowlands, Stephan Feuchtwang and Lisheng Zhang 3. Times Like the Present: Political Rupture and the Heat of the Moment Carol J. Greenhouse 4. Inner Revolution: Reaction and Rupture in a Danish Lutheran Movement Morten Axel Pedersen 5. Blurring Rupture: Frames of Conversion in Japanese Catholicism Tobia Farnetti 6. Writing as Rupture: On Prophetic Invention in Central Africa Ramon Sarró 7. Slow Rupture: The Art of Sneaking in an Occupied Forest Stine Krøijer 8. The Rhythm of Rupture: Attunement among Danish Jihadists Anja Kublitz 9. Earthquake Citizens: Disaster and Aftermath Politics in India and Nepal Edward Simpson and Michele Serafini Afterword: Some Reflections on Rupture Joel Robbins Index
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