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Author Humphrey, Caroline.

Title Shamans and elders : experience, knowledge and power among the Daur Mongols / Caroline Humphrey with Urgunge Onon.

Published Oxford, New York : Clarendon Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  299.42 HUMP    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 365-382.
Contents 1. Sketches of the World of Youth -- 2. In Daur Landscapes -- 3. Space and Time Beyond the Village -- 4. Male and Female Traditions in Ritual -- 5. Shamans and Shamanship -- 6. Shamans in Society and History -- 7. 'Shamanism' in Twentieth-Century History -- 8. Urgunge's Way.
Summary This work is a ground breaking study of Mongolian shamanism and society, past and present. Lavishly illustrated and containing a wealth of new information, it presents a fresh understanding of the widespread phenomenon of shamanism. It looks at gender and ritual, female shamans and goddess worship, death and funeral rituals, the importance of old men and ancestors, and Daur notions of landscape within their direct experience and beyond.
Other author Onon, Urgunge.
Subject Shamanism -- China -- Manchuria.
Dagur (Chinese people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Dagur (Chinese people) -- Religion.
Manchuria (China) -- Religious life and customs.
ISBN 0198279418 (hard)
0198280688 (paperback) £17.50