Female Shamanism in Asia

Gender, Religion and the State
Routledge (Verlag)
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  • erscheint ca. am 9. Oktober 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 296 Seiten
978-0-367-27932-5 (ISBN)
This book concentrates on female shamanisms in Asia and their relationship with the state and other religions, offering a perspective on gender and shamanism that has often been neglected in previous accounts.

An international range of contributors cover a broad geographical scope, ranging from Siberia to South Asia, and Iran to Japan. Several key themes are considered, including the role of bureaucratic established religions in integrating, challenging and fighting shamanic practices, the position of women within shamaniccomplexes, and perceptions of the body,. Beginning with a chapter that places the shamaness at the centre of the discussion, chapters then approach these issues in a variety of ways, from historically informed accounts, to presenting the findings of extensive ethnographic research by the authors themselves.

Offering an important counterbalance to male dominated accounts of shamanism, this book will be of great interest to scholars of Indigenous Peoples across Religious Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Gender Studies.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • 3 tables
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
978-0-367-27932-5 (9780367279325)
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Davide Torri is a postdoctoral researcher at the Asia and Europe in a Global Context Cluster of Excellence, University of Heidelberg, Germany. He co-edited Shamanism and Violence: Power, Repression and Suffering in Indigenous Religious Conflicts (2013) and is the author of Il Lama e il Bombo: Sciamanismo e buddhismo tra gli Hyolmo del Nepal (2014).

Sophie Roche is a research associate and lecturer at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She is the author of The Faceless Terrorist: A Study of Critical Events in Tajikistan (2019).
1 The Shamaness at the threshold: gender, religions and the state in Asia
Sophie Roche and Davide Torri

2 The Shamaness' New Clothes. On the Qualities of Resisting Bodies
Davide Torri

3 Shamanesses High and Low: Gender-based relationships to spiritual entities in Siberia
Roberte Hamayon

4 Retrospectives: What I got wrong in my first book
Laurel Kendall

5 Shamanism and Gender (In)equality in South and South-east Asia: The Chepang of Nepal and the Semang-Negrito of Peninsular Malaysia
Diana Riboli

6 Shamans, Islam and the State Medical Policy in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Danuta Penkala-Gawecka

7 From Clanic Shamaness to Burkhanist Messenger Transformations of Religious Roles of Altaian Women (19th-21st centuries)
Clément Jacquemoud

8 "Let me take your pain away": Female Shamanism in Central Asian soundscape
Razia Sultanova

9 Female Shamanhood in the Southern Siberia at the Turn of Millennium: A Revival of an Ancient Archetype, Modernization or Declining of "Traditional" Shamanism?
Galina B. Sychenko

10 Women's sociability: The qalandar khona of Khujand (Tajikistan) in the context of political events
Sophie Roche

11 Shamanism and gender construction among the Kavalan of Taiwan: Men and women's illness caused by different spirits
Pi-chen Liu

12 Mirroring Values in Possession Ritual: A Biographic-Narrative Study of Female Participants in the Zar Ritual in the Hormozgan Province of Iran
Maryam Abbasi

13 Shamanism in Mongolia: Women, Mother-Earth and the World
Laetitia Merli

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