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Genealogies of Misfortune

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The chapter explores connections among postsocialism, neoliberal capitalism, and shamanism. The author traces the multiple contexts behind current misfortunes by revealing the cumulative ... More


Enchanted Christianity

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The religions of Africa historically have understood reality to be governed primarily by spiritual forces and have considered causality principally in that realm. This religious imagination has ... More


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