Art and Politics of Wana Shamanship

ISBN-10: 0520078772
ISBN-13: 9780520078772
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/10/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 365
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Rituals are valued by students of culture as lenses for bringing facets of social life and meaning into focus. Jane Monnig Atkinson's carefully crafted study offers unique insight into the rich shamanic ritual tradition of the Wana, an upland population of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

List of Illustrations
Preface
A Note on Transcription
Introduction
Summoning Powerful Allies
A Divided Reality
Hidden Knowledge
Therapeutic Endeavors
Shamans as Seers
An Anatomy of Dependence
Power and Therapy
Photographs
Ascents to the Sky
Exchanges with the Owner
Rituals Through Time
Foods for the Spirit Familiars
Emotional Performance
Shamanship and Leadership
Shamanship, Gender, and the Life Cycle
Bringing History to Bear
Maps
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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