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 Describing, Interpreting, and Explaining Spirit Possession

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapters 4 and 5 introduce more comprehensively the scientific approach to be adopted, incorporating a review of past and present approaches to possession cults and spirit phenomena. The first of ... More


A Left Front Election

MUKULIKA BANERJEE

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the electoral ethnography of a campaign in the state of West Bengal. It presents a thick ethnographic description of the campaigning process and traces the numerous techniques ... More


Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036885
eISBN:
9780226037073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037073.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book asks about the logical standards and forms that should guide ethical and experimental anthropology in the twenty-first century. The authors do so by taking up Max Weber’s notion of the ... More


Conclusion

Laurel Kendall

in Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201989
eISBN:
9780520916784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201989.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter summarizees the key findings of this ethnographic study on Korean weddings. It suggests that weddings provide an excellent lens through which to see the changing present, ... More


Cultures Approaching Cultures

Robert Klitgaard

in The Culture and Development Manifesto

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197517734
eISBN:
9780197517772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517734.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The field of social and cultural anthropology has evolved from the science of man to something more like cultural critique. Some have deconstructed and thereby dismissed both “cultural science” as ... More


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