Chapter

Friction 05242000/07062004

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0020
Friction 05242000/07062004

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This chapter analyzes the reasons behind Roland's decision to terminate the services of Tooy. It suggests that it is possible to attribute Roland's doubts and fears about Saramakas somewhere within that murky realm of intercultural connection that Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing has labeled friction. This chapter explains that this friction refers to what transpires in “zones of awkward engagement, where words mean something different across a divide even as people agree to speak.” It also mentions Roland's belief that Tooy was working with the devil.

Keywords: intercultural connection; Tooy; Samarakas; friction; Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing; devil

Chapter.  2972 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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