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Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

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ISBN-10: 0824833988

ISBN-13: 9780824833985

Edition: 2009

Authors: Laurel Kendall

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Thirty years ago, anthropologist Laurel Kendall did intensive fieldwork among South Korea¿s (mostly female) shamans and their clients as a reflection of village women¿s lives. In the intervening decades, South Korea experienced an unprecedented economic, social, political, and material transformation and Korean villages all but disappeared. And the shamans? Kendall attests that they not only persist but are very much a part of South Korean modernity. This enlightening and entertaining study of contemporary Korean shamanism makes the case for the dynamism of popular religious practice, the creativity of those we call shamans, and the necessity of writing about them in the present tense.…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: Shamanic Nostalgia
Shifting Intellectual Terrain: �Superstition� Becomes �Culture� and �Religion�
Memory Horizons: Kut from Two Ethnographic Presents
Initiating Performance: Chini's Story
The Ambiguities of Becoming: Phony Shamans and What Are Mudang After All?
Korean Shamans and the Spirits of Capitalism
Of Hungry Ghosts and Other Matters of Consumption
Built Landscapes and Mobile Gods
Index and Glossary