Shamans, Spirituality, and Cultural Revitalization

By: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

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ISBN
9780230110915
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Hardcover
Pages
287
Dimensions
147 x 223 x 26mm

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"Shamans attract controversy and fascination well beyond their numbers. Personal experiences with shamans are based here on extensive fieldwork in several areas of Siberia and the Far East, including Khanty, Sakha, Tuvan and Buriat regions. The author outlines shifting ways that healers and healing communities are creating effective yet altered ritual environments, transcending harsh legacies of Soviet and missionary repression. Providing new angles on our understanding of the intersections of spirituality, religion and politics, she uses narratives about shamans to probe social and political issues of post-socialism, modernity, authenticity and indigenous rights. She argues that talented contemporary shamans and shamanic trickster-artists combine socialleadership, charisma, creative talent, ecological sensitivity and healing gifts in their activist lives"--
ISBN:
9780230110915
Publication Date:
15 / 05 / 2011
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
147 x 223 x 26mm

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