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Nubian Zār Ceremonies as Psychotherapy

John G. Kennedy

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the form and content of the Nubian zār ceremony and attempts to account for this therapeutic effectiveness. The Nubian zār ceremony is essentially a means of dealing with the ... More


Historical Background

Abhinav Chandrachud

in The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198098560
eISBN:
9780199082971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098560.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes historical legislative debates surrounding the establishment of the Federal Court during British rule in India, and debates in the Constituent Assembly about who would get to ... More


Framing: Looking for an Object, or The Essay Film as Theoretical Practice

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Essay films performatively display the process of thinking; hence, issues of textual and contextual framing are at the center of their practice. To frame is to detach an object from its background ... More


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