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dc.contributor.authorWeller, Robert P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-22T20:13:49Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationRobert P Weller. "Respecting silence: Longing, rhythm, and Chinese temples in an age of bulldozers." History and Anthropology, pp. 1 - 17. https://doi.org/10.1080/02757206.2020.1777112
dc.identifier.issn0275-7206
dc.identifier.issn1477-2612
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/42080
dc.description.abstractThis essay distinguishes the silence that makes rhythm (and thus ritual) possible, and the silence of loss and longing. It argues that both, as they intertwine, are crucial parts of the adjustment to traumatic change. The interaction between these two kinds of silence offers an alternative to theories that focus primarily on speaking as a way of overcoming trauma, or on silence as antisocial. The ethnographic evidence comes from a surgical case that illustrates the basic approach, followed by a case of rapid urbanization on the outskirts of a large Chinese city, involving the resettlement of 100,000 people. Both cases show the two kinds of silence as they resonate with each other. The analysis argues that silence is not just the absence of sound, but a necessary part of all the rhythms of life, not replaced but invoked by speech.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 1 - 17en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofHistory and Anthropology
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectUrbanizationen_US
dc.subjectRhythmen_US
dc.subjectSilenceen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.subjectHistorical studiesen_US
dc.titleRespecting silence: longing, rhythm, and Chinese temples in an age of bulldozersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02757206.2020.1777112
dc.description.embargo2022-01-22
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pubs.notesEmbargo: 12 monthsen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2020-06-10
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-2897-3819 (Weller, Robert P)
dc.identifier.mycv562826


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