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Living Without the Dead Loss and Redemption in a Jungle Cosmos

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ISBN-10: 022647562X

ISBN-13: 9780226475622

Edition: 2017

Authors: Piers Vitebsky

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Piers Vitebsky's work is characterized by deep involvement with the people he writes about--often over decades, involving the mastery of several languages, and built on extensive and deep friendships that blur the lines between outsider and insider. Living without the Dead is a testament to what can be learned through such sustained involvement. Following the Indian tribal community of the Sora over forty years, Vitebsky tells a heartbreaking story of cultural change and the slow extinction of a profound religious system.             The Sora are a pre-Hindu tribal society in the highland jungles of southeastern India who once engaged in highly advanced shamanistic practices that, through…    
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 0.67" wide x 0.93" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Piers Vitebsky is an anthropologist & Head of Social Sciences at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, England. He is author of "Dialogues with the Dead".