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Wording the WorldVeena Das and Scenes of Inheritance$
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Roma Chatterji

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823261857

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.001.0001

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Conceptual Vita

Conceptual Vita

(p.84) Six Conceptual Vita
Wording the World

Bhrigupati Singh

Fordham University Press

This chapter analyzes the concepts of structure and event across three texts by Veena Das, Structure and Cognition (1982), Critical Events (1995), and Life and Words (2007), narrating a “conceptual vita” over four decades of anthropological work. Transfigurations and continuities are tracked, taking these three texts to express different approaches to time, and to questions of life and death, in which one orientation does not necessarily supersede the other. Contrary to a teleological idea that “post-structuralism” necessarily entails a negation of structuralism, the author suggests how the question of structure might be reanimated following the writings of Gilles Deleuze on virtual temporalities and Veena Das’s on time and the ‘eventedness of the everyday’.

Keywords:   Conceptual vita, Eventedness of the everyday, Time, Structure

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