Shamanism: Critical Concepts in Sociology

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Andrei A. Znamenski
Psychology Press, 2004 - 351 pages
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Contents

The experiential approach to anthropology
17
Imagined Realities
40
Studying with shamanthropologists
54
Shamanic Counseling
77
Meanings and identities
86
Shamanisms today
117
Ecological and phenomenological aspects of shamanism
146
The interpretation of Siberian and Central Asian shamanism
172
Defining the dream doctor
186
Are trance ecstasy and similar concepts appropriate
243
the European primitivist tradition
261
Shamans and acute schizophrenia
278
A critical overview of the psychiatric approaches
297
LéviStrauss on shamanism
314
Index
325
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ANDREI A. ZNAMENSKI is Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Humanities at Alabama State University.

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