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  • Author:
    Avery F. Gordon,Janice Radway
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    0816654468
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    978-0816654468
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    Univ Of Minnesota Press; 2nd edition (February 29, 2008)
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    272 pages
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-George Lipsitz The text is of great value to anyone working on issues pertaining to the fantastic and the uncanny. American Studies International Ghostly Matters immediately establishes Avery Gordon as a leader among her generation of social and cultural theorists in all fields.

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Avery Gordon’s stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book . Avery F. Gordon is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Janice Radway is professor of literature at Duke University.

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The text is of great value to anyone working on issues pertaining to the fantastic and the uncanny. American Studies International. Shelves: violence-trauma.

Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Gordon Foreword by Janice Radway. Author: Avery F. Written with a power to match its subject, Ghostly Matters demonstrates that past or haunting social forces control present life in different and more complicated ways than most social analysts presume

Foreword by Janice Radway. Written with a power to match its subject, Ghostly Matters demonstrates that past or haunting social forces control present life in different and more complicated ways than most social analysts presume.

Foreword by Janice Radway. Avery Gordon’s influential work has advanced the way we look at the complex intersections of race, gender, and class as they traverse our lives in sharp relief and shadowy manifestations. eISBN: 978-0-8166-6500-6. Subjects: Anthropology.

Source: Ghostly Matters by Avery F. Gordon Gordon begins her exploration into the world of haunting by outlining the . Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Univ Of Minnesota Press. I recently stumbled upon a unique analysis of the construction of social reality. Gordon begins her exploration into the world of haunting by outlining the limitations of positivistic sociological studies. She questions contemporary methods of examining the relationships between knowledge, experience and power.

-George Lipsitz "The text is of great value to anyone working on issues pertaining to the fantastic and the uncanny. -American Studies International "Ghostly Matters immediately establishes Avery Gordon as a leader among her generation of social and cultural theorists in all fields.

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“Avery Gordon’s stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book explores the connections linking horror, history, and haunting. ” —George Lipsitz

“The text is of great value to anyone working on issues pertaining to the fantastic and the uncanny.”  —American Studies International

“Ghostly Matters immediately establishes Avery Gordon as a leader among her generation of social and cultural theorists in all fields. The sheer beauty of her language enhances an intellectual brilliance so daunting that some readers will mark the day they first read this book. One must go back many more years than most of us can remember to find a more important book.” —Charles Lemert

Drawing on a range of sources, including the fiction of Toni Morrison and Luisa Valenzuela (He Who Searches), Avery Gordon demonstrates that past or haunting social forces control present life in different and more complicated ways than most social analysts presume. Written with a power to match its subject, Ghostly Matters has advanced the way we look at the complex intersections of race, gender, and class as they traverse our lives in sharp relief and shadowy manifestations.

Avery F. Gordon is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Janice Radway is professor of literature at Duke University.


Thetahuginn
This book is SO INTERESTING. It's not an "easy read" unless you're trained in reading academic texts that can be dense. It contains some jargon, but overall it is an amazing contribution to sociological methodology. It is examination into how our disciplinary practices exclude the transformative knowledge especially knowledge generated by women novelists who use haunting/ghosts as a trope to investigate that which empiricism cannot readily ascertain. It is intersectional in its analysis and also provides insight into how Jung and Freud basically stole some of their ideas from a Russian schizophrenic woman who became a psychoanalysis scholar in her own right. It will blow open your traditional grasp on disciplinary sociology and leave you with lots of ideas to contemplate and explore as you develop your own research methodology for collecting and analyzing data for social justice studies.
Rleyistr
A really moving and important look at haunting as methodology, and for exploring haunting as a mode of identifying how systems of power and sociality coexist in the current day. I'll note that I read "A Glossary of Haunting" by Eve Tuck and C. Ree before I read this book, so my reading was pretty heavily colored by that essay (which I strongly recommend to everyone ever all the time.) I particularly enjoyed chapters three and four, as I thought they lent themselves most strongly to what I do as a historian, so obviously ymmv on that point. Her weird obsession with haunting being fixed by justice, and as a means towards a solution (or a signpost towards that solution) was very odd to me given what "Glossary" has to say, and I'm still teasing out how I feel about that (can we give ghosts justice? Will ghosts just go away?)

The book is very beautifully written, though, and I will no doubt mine it heavily for quotations in the future! I'd definitely recommend this to anyone thinking about haunting as a theoretical concept for their work.
deadly claw
Gordon presents an alternative and unique perspective on other ways of knowing. She helps us to understand the limits of traditional disciplines, such as sociology, and shows us how to go beyond those limits.
Ventelone
Gordon's passion for literature goes beyond admiration; she chooses to look closely into two fiction pieces to study our past; ghosts that haunts us. And why fiction? Any literary piece is part of a larger body of general knowledge and it's as a result of the influences that the authors have had in their lives and the ways they read/remember us hence becoming a collective intellect that takes us to where we were/are and might want to go.
Walianirv
Super awesome read!
Nalmergas
Avery Gordon is, by far, one of brightest and best social theorists. Her examination of haunting and ghosts is worthwhile to anyone interested in how power functions in the postmodern world.
Araath
One of the most enjoyable pieces of theory writing I have read for a long time. A beautiful way of using language to enter into new forms of understanding our dilemmas and difficulties. Ghostly Matters is as much literature as it is a critical view on our known forms of constructing knowledge.
A very important book. Highly recommended.