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The Resource Ritual imagination : a study of tromba possession among the Betsimisaraka in eastern Madagascar, by Hilde Nielssen, (electronic book)

Ritual imagination : a study of tromba possession among the Betsimisaraka in eastern Madagascar, by Hilde Nielssen, (electronic book)

Label
Ritual imagination : a study of tromba possession among the Betsimisaraka in eastern Madagascar
Title
Ritual imagination
Title remainder
a study of tromba possession among the Betsimisaraka in eastern Madagascar
Statement of responsibility
by Hilde Nielssen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ritual Imagination is a study of spirit possession and ritual dynamics. Based on fieldwork in eastern Madagascar, Hilde Nielssen shows how tromba possession works as a flexible and fluid force, whose ritual imaginary playfully draws together elements from radically different cultural and social domains, thereby constituting human realities and creating ways of relating to changing and disjunctive circumstances. Tromba's strength lies in its fluid capacities to relate to ongoing social change by altering its own practices, while at the same time continuing to heal person and cosmos. The book critically addresses the still dominant perspective in anthropology, where rituals are understood as representations of culture and society. Using tromba as a pivotal case in the critique of ritual as representation, this book offers a fresh perspective on ritual and spirit possession."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nielssen, Hilde
Dewey number
299.923
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2480.B49
LC item number
N54 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spirit possession
  • Betsimisaraka (Malagasy people)
  • Betsimisaraka (Malagasy people)
  • Betsimisaraka (Malagasy people)
  • Cults
Label
Ritual imagination : a study of tromba possession among the Betsimisaraka in eastern Madagascar, by Hilde Nielssen, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The village -- The Betsimisaraka, history and the spread of tromba -- Localising tromba -- A spirit world of movement and change -- Making connections: spirits, persons and places -- Tromba nights of clapping, song and dance -- The judgement bath -- Tromba and the radical imaginary -- Tromba, translocality and the magic of the Malagasy nation -- Epilogue: magic and political imagination
Control code
ebr10502534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 326 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789004215245
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
col. ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ritual imagination : a study of tromba possession among the Betsimisaraka in eastern Madagascar, by Hilde Nielssen, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The village -- The Betsimisaraka, history and the spread of tromba -- Localising tromba -- A spirit world of movement and change -- Making connections: spirits, persons and places -- Tromba nights of clapping, song and dance -- The judgement bath -- Tromba and the radical imaginary -- Tromba, translocality and the magic of the Malagasy nation -- Epilogue: magic and political imagination
Control code
ebr10502534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 326 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789004215245
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
col. ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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