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Body/meaning/healing

Author: Thomas J Csordas
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exactly where is the common ground between religion and medicine in phenomena described as 'religious healing?' In what sense is the human body a cultural phenomenon and not merely a biological  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Csordas
ISBN: 0312293925 0312293917 9780312293925 9780312293918
OCLC Number: 123123764
Description: ix, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART I: CHARISMATIC TRANSFORMATIONS The Rhetoric of Transformation in Ritual Healing Embodiment as a Paradigm for Anthropology A Handmaid's Tale The Affliction of Martin PART II: NAVAJO TRANSFORMATIONS Ritual Healing and the Politics of Identity in Contemporary Navajo Society Talk to Them So That They Understand The Sore That Does Not Heal Words from the Holy People PART II: MODULATIONS OF EMBODIMENT Somatic Modes of Attention Shades of Representation and Being in Virtual Reality
Series Title: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Csordas.

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'...sets a new standard for exploring the cultural, phenomenological, religious and even theological aspects of health and wholeness.' - Amos Young, Religious Studies Review

 
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