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              Books by Susanna Trnka

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              The Politics of Joking: Anthropological Engagements
               

              The Politics of Joking: Anthropological Engagements (Hardback)

              Edited by Kopelent Rehak, Jana; Trnka, Susanna

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              This book engages anthropologically with humor as political expression. It reveals how humor is in many instances at the center of human efforts to cope with political struggle and a significant key to understanding power dynamics in socio-political life. The chapters examine hum...or and joking activities across a diverse range of geographic areas and cultural contexts. The contributors consider humor as it is constituted in political anxiety, aggression and power, and when it becomes a tool to resist, repair, reconcile or make a moral claim. Collectively they demonstrate that humor can provide a powerful critique, a non-violent form of political protest and the space for restoration of human dignity.
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              ISBN 9781138314047
              Released NZ 5 Dec 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Competing Responsibilities: The Ethics and Politics of Contemporary Life
                

              Competing Responsibilities: The Ethics and Politics of Contemporary Life (Hardback)

              Edited by Trnka, Susanna; Trundle, Catherine

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              With a mix of ethnography and social theory, the contributors to Competing Responsibilities challenge contemporary understandings of responsibility in political, social, and ethical life by showing how neoliberalism's reification of the responsible subject masks the myriad forms ...of individual and collective responsibility that people engage with in their everyday lives.
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              ISBN 9780822363606
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Ask the Forest
               

              Ask the Forest (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Trnka, Susanna; Correll, John

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              A lost girl finds her way home with the help of some friendly animals in the forest near her house.

              ISBN 9781081422011
              Publisher Independently Published
              Interest Age Children
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              Traversing: Embodied Lifeworlds in the Czech Republic
               

              Traversing: Embodied Lifeworlds in the Czech Republic (Hardback)

              By Trnka, Susanna

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              Traversing is about our ways of seeing, experiencing, and moving through the world, and how these shape the kinds of people we become. Drawing from philosophical concepts developed by two phenomenological philosophers, Martin Heidegger and Jan Patocka, and putting them in convers...ation with ethnographic analysis of the lives of contemporary Czechs, Susanna Trnka examines how embodiment is crucial for understanding our being-in-the-world. In particular, Traversing scrutinizes three kinds of movements we make as embodied actors in the world: how we move through time and space, be it by walking along city streets, gliding across the dance floor, or clicking our way across digital landscapes; how we move towards and away from one another, as erotic partners, family members, or fearful, ethnic others, and how we move towards ourselves and the earth we live upon. Above all, Traversing focuses on tracing the ways in which the body and motion are fundamental to our lived experience of the world in order to develop a better understanding of the empirical details of Czech society and what they can reveal to us about the human condition.
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              ISBN 9781501749223
              Released NZ 15 May 2020
              Publisher Cornell University Press
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health
                

              One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Trnka, Susanna

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              Radical changes in our understanding of health and healthcare are at the forefront of reshaping twenty-first-century personhood. In the last few years, there has been a great influx of public policy and biometric technologies targeted at engaging individuals in their own health, ...increasing personal responsibility, and encouraging people to self-manage their own care. One Blue Child examines the emergence of self-management as a global policy standard, focusing on how the neoliberal turn in healthcare is reshaping our relationships with ourselves and our bodies, with our families and our doctors, and with companies and the government. Comparing responses to childhood asthma in New Zealand and the Czech Republic, Susanna Trnka traces how ideas about self-management, as well as policies inculcating self-reliance and self-responsibility more broadly, are assumed, reshaped, and ignored altogether by medical professionals, asthma sufferers and parents, environmental activists, and policymakers. By studying nations that share a commitment to the ideals of neoliberalism but approach children's health according to very different cultural, political, and economic priorities, Trnka illuminates how responsibility is reformulated with sometimes surprising results. Ultimately she demonstrates both the benefits and limitations of self-management policies and the need to look at more comprehensive solutions to the asthma epidemic.
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              ISBN 9781503602458
              Publisher Stanford University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Anthropology of Policy
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