Skip to content

Ghosts of Iceland

ISBN-10: 0534610528

ISBN-13: 9780534610524

Edition: 2005

Authors: Robert Anderson

List price: $112.95
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

This ethnography, uniquely set in contemporary Iceland, takes an in-depth look at the way supernatural beliefs and practices (long an important subject of anthropology) thrive as an "unnamed, unpretentious, and quiet, nearly silent, spiritual movement that impacts most of the population either directly or indirectly in deeply personal ways." The author lived and worked in Reykjavik, where friends, acquaintances, students, colleagues and spirit mediums talked with him about their experiences of being in contact with spirits of the dead, including deceased loved ones and spirit doctors. Anderson's book is a primary example of signature anthropology methodology, i.e., ethnographic fieldwork or participant observation. He spent time with spirit mediums, joined in group sances, observed and recorded conversations between the living and the dead, arranged for spirit doctors to treat sick friends, and attended lectures at spiritist schools, and coffee klatches of the 'spirit society'.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $112.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Robert Anderson lives and works in New York City.

To Talk with the Dead
The Menu of Humanoid Possibilities
Ghosts in the Past
Dimensions of Mediumship
Why the Living Dead are Popular
The Ghosts of Childhood
Christian Churches vs
Spiritists
Spiritist Social Life
New Age Elves and Fairies
The STance as The ater
Failed Conversations with the Dead
The Last Word