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Inhaltsangabe: This finely drawn portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers, a group heretofore seen as having little power. These women, Leslie Sharp argues, are far from powerless among the peasants and migrant laborers who work the land in this plantation economy. In fact, Sharp's wide-ranging analysis shows that tromba, or spirit possession, is central to understanding the complex identities of insiders and outsiders in this community, which draws people from all over the island and abroad.
Sharp's study also reveals the contradictions between indigenous healing and Western-derived Protestant healing and psychiatry. Particular attention to the significance of migrant women's and children's experiences in a context of seeking relief from personal and social ills gives Sharp's investigation importance for gender studies as well as for studies in medical anthropology, Africa and Madagascar, the politics of culture, and religion and ritual.
About the Author: Lesley A. Sharp is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Butler University.
Titel: The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits,...
Verlag: University of California Press
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Buchbeschreibung 1993. Africa, Madagascar. University of California Press. Very good - fine boards with cloth spine, very good -fine dust jacket 345p. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 949431578
Buchbeschreibung University Of California Press c. 1993, Berkeley, CA, 1993. Hardcover; First Printing. Buchzustand: Good+. First Edition. Large "Used" label on back cover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor edge soil. Small scribble on front pastedown. Quite a number of pages have neat yellow highlighting, but the yellow is so light, it is just noticeable. Chapter X, Exorcising the Spirits, has green highlighting. Remainder of text is clean, unworn. No DJ. ; First Printing of the First Edtion. 9-1/8" Tall, XX + 345pp. Light brown boards, brown cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. This is the original 1993 printing, not a recent reprint. HISTORY. "Women, migration, and power: these are the themes that frame this study of spirit possession and identity in northwest Madagascar. The setting is Ambanja, a booming migrant town in the heart of a prosperous plantation region called the Sambirano Valley. Here identity is shaped by polycultural ism and manipulated through religious experience. Healing rituals, involving possession by ancestral 'tromba' spirits, provide an important arena in which to articulate the problems of urban life. In this latter respect, this is a study in medical anthropology. " 8 b/w photos. 25 Figures, including maps. Glossary of Malagasy terms. Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40171
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805200800102.0
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Signed. First Edition. Signed by the author, to the previous owner, on the half title page: Burton, Thanks for all your help and encouragement on this! Best Wishes, Lesley. 1/94. Previous owner was Burton Benedict (1923-2010), a professor emeritus of social anthropology at University of California, Berkeley and former director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Benedict conducted his early anthropological fieldwork in the Indian Ocean island territories of Mauritius and Seychelles. Lightly read. No other markings in book. Binding is tight. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000015093
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0520080017
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 520080017
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0520080017