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In darkness and secrecy : the anthropology of assault sorcery and witchcraft in Amazonia

Author: Neil L Whitehead; Robin Wright
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ethnographic study of shamanism in lowland South America, analyzing the relations between the social, political, and historical dynamics of witchcraft and sorcery

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
In darkness and secrecy.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607155684
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil L Whitehead; Robin Wright
ISBN: 0822333333 9780822333333 0822333457 9780822333456
OCLC Number: 53896575
Description: 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The anthropology of assault sorcery and witchcraft / Neil L. Whitehead and Robin Wright --
The order of dark shamans among the Warao / Johannes Wilbert --
Dark shamans and the shamanic state : sorcery and witchcraft as political process in Guyana and the Venezuelan Amazon / Silvia Vidal and Neil L. Whitehead --
The wicked and the wise men : witches and prophets in the history of the Northwest Amazon / Robin Wright --
Sorcery beliefs, transmission of shamanic knowledge, and therapeutic practice among the Desana of the Upper Rio Negro Region, Brazil / Dominique Buchillet --
The glorious tyranny of silence and the resonance of shamanic breath / George Mentore --
A blend of blood and tobacco : shamans and jaguars among the Parakan of Eastern Amazonia / Carlos Fausto --
The wars within Xinguano witchcraft and the balance of power / Michael Heckenberger --
Siblings and sorcerers : the paradox of kinship among the Kulina / Don Pollock --
Being alone amid others : sorcery and morality amongst the Arara, Carib, Brazil / Nio Teixeira Pinto --
Sorcery and shamanism in Cashinahua discourse and praxis, Purus River, Brazil / Elsje Lagrou --
The enemy within : child sorcery, revolution, and the evils of modernization in Eastern Peru / Fernando Santos-Granero.
Responsibility: edited by Neil L. Whitehead and Robin Wright.
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"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 Read more...

 
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