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Animism rather than Shamanism: new approaches to what shamans do (for other animists)

Harvey, Graham (2010). Animism rather than Shamanism: new approaches to what shamans do (for other animists). In: Schmidt, Bettina and Huskinson, Lucy eds. Spirit Possession and Trance : New Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Continuum Advances in Religious Studies (7). London: Continuum, pp. 14–34.

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What shamans do is sometimes said to involve possession by spirits. However, shamanism has also been defined in opposition to spirit possession. This chapter proposes that approaching shamans and their activities, ideas and communities via the perspective provided by recent re-examination and re-definition of "animism" may improve and and enrich scholarly understanding and analysis of the activities and unvolvements of shamans.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
ISBN: 0-8264-3574-2, 978-0-8264-3574-3
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 21963
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 09:55
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 11:07
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