Textures of the Ordinary

Textures of the Ordinary
Author : Veena Das
Publisher : Thinking from Elsewhere
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2020-05-05
ISBN 10 : 0823287696
ISBN 13 : 9780823287697
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textures of the Ordinary shows how life is marked not only by catastrophic events but also by the soft knife of economic deprivation and the repetitive corrosions and routine violence within everyday life itself. As an alternative to normative ethics, this book develops ordinary ethics as attentiveness to the other and as the ability of small acts of care to stand up to horrific violence.