BeschreibungEthnographic study of shamanism in lowland South America, analyzing the relations between the social, political, and historical dynamics of witchcraft and sorcery.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction - The anthropology of assault sorcery and witchcraft; The order of dark shamans among the Warao; Dark shamans and the shamanic state: Sorcery and witchcraft as political process in Guyana and the Venezuelan Amazon; The wicked and the wise men: Witches and prophets in the history of the northwest Amazon; Sorcery beliefs, transmission of shamanic knowledge and therapeutic practice among the Desana of the Upper Rio Negro region (Brazil); The glorious tyranny of silence and the resonance of shamanic breath; A blend of blood and tobacco: Shamans and jaguars among the Parakana of eastern Amazonia; The wars within: Xinguano witchcraft and the balance of power; Siblings and sorcerers - the paradox of kinship among the Kulina; Being alone amid others: Sorcery and morality among the Arara (Carib, Brazil); Sorcery and shamanism in Cashinahua discourse and praxis (Purus River, Brazil); The enemy within: Child sorcery, revolution and the evils of modernization in Eastern Peru
PortraitNeil L. Whitehead is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among his most recent books are "Dark Shamans: Kanaima and the Poetics of Violent Death" (published by Duke University Press) and "Beyond the Visible and the Material: The Amerindianization of Society in the Work of Peter Riviere "(coedited with Laura Rival).Robin Wright is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Research in Indigenous Ethnology at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil. He is the author of "Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion: For Those Unborn" and the editor of several books in Spanish.
Pressestimmen"The great merit of this volume is that it amply documents the wide variety of ideas and practices that can be classified as shamanistic in Amazonia and, in so doing, establishes that dark shamanism is an essential element of the worldviews and moral philosophies of peoples of this region."--David Maybury-Lewis, Harvard University "In Darkness and Secrecy takes sectors of Amazonian ethnography to a new level of productive and provocative excellence."--Norman Whitten, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "This book has an original and valuable focus: it is about the 'dark side' of shamanism in Amazonia."--Jrnl of Contemporary Religion, Vol 21, No. 1, 2006 " ... a stimulating repository of ideas in this informed, intelligent, and important contribution to the comparative investigation of shamanism."--ANTHROPOS, 101.2006
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten