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Author Dell'Orto, Alessandro, 1959-

Title Place and spirit in Taiwan : Tudi Gong in the stories, strategies and memories of everyday life / Alessandro Dell'Orto.

Published New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  299.51 DELL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-293) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Telling stories about place. 1. Datong district. 2. Yongxing village -- Pt. II. Writing place and the place of writing. 3. 'Siting' and 'sighting' texts -- Pt. III. Telling stories about Tudi Gong. 4. The 'territories' of Tudi Gong. 5. Fragments from 'popular tradition': telling stories and other representations of Tudi Gong -- Pt. IV. Conclusion. 6. Retelling stories about place and Tudi Gong: retrospectives and prospectives.
Summary "Based on extensive fieldwork in Taiwan, this book examines the cult of Tudi Gong both as a religio-social phenomenon and as an appropriate medium for exploring and analysing the changes that have been occurring in contemporary Taiwan, and the people's strategic adaptations to these changes." "In this comprehensive ethnography of Tudi Gong, Dell'Orto engages in a theoretical discussion of the practices, processes and strategies of ethnography and ethnographic writing, and contributes to the construction of an anthropology of place by analysing a number of key concepts related to the notion of place and space. The study combines the use of personal ethnography with raconteurs' own accounts as a way of tracing senses of place and memories of the past."--BOOK JACKET.
Language notes English.
Subject Gods, Chinese -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Religious life and customs.
ISBN 0700715681