Dark Shamans: Kanaimà And the Poetics of Violent Death

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Oktober 2002



Uses an ethnographic example of ritual violence to illuminate cultural expression more widely and thereby reformulate anthropological and historical approaches to warfare and violence.


An Ethnographer's Tale; Tales of the Kanaima - Observers; Tales of the Kanaima - Participants; Shamanic Warfare; Modernity, Development and Hyper-Tradition; Ritual Violence and Magical death in Amazonia; Conclusion


Neil L. Whitehead is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author and editor of numerous books, most recently "Beyond the Visible and the Material: The Amerindianization of Society in the Work of Peter Riviere" (coedited with Laura Rival)""and "War in the Tribal Zone: Expanding States and Indigenous Warfare" (coedited with R. B. Ferguson)." "He is the editor of the journal" Ethnohistory."


Feature ran in On Wisconsin, Univ. Wisconsin alumni magazine. Interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Here On Earth" and "University On Air." Mentioned on a cannibalism web site. Reviewed in Latin American Research Review. Abstracts in The C.A.C. Review, newsletter of the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink and Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education. Listed in Journal of Ritual Studies, New Mexico Historical Review, CHE, TLS Book Alert email, Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Abstract in Contemporary Sociology, Ethnos, and Kacicke. Mixed review in Australian Journal of Anthropology. Reviewed in French in Anthropologies et Societes.
EAN: 9780822329527
ISBN: 0822329522
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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