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The mind possessed : the cognition of spirit possession in an Afro-Brazilian religious tradition

Author: Emma Cohen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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The cognitive science of religion has made a persuasive case for the view that a number of different psychological systems are involved in the construction and transmission of notions of extranatural agency such as deities and spirits. Until now this work has been based largely on findings in experimental psychology, illustrated mainly with hypothetical or anecdotal examples. In The Mind Possessed, Emma Cohen  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohen, Emma, 1979-
Mind possessed.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)989690522
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Cohen
ISBN: 9780195323351 0195323351 9780199767441 0199767440
OCLC Number: 72698916
Description: ix, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introducing possession --
Historical and ethnographic setting --
The research community --
Describing, interpreting, and explaining spirit possession --
Medicalist, physiological, and sociological explanations --
Spirits as concepts --
Observing possession --
The social relevance of spirits --
Explaining distributions of spirit concepts and spirit possession.
Responsibility: Emma Cohen.
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Who is dancing before me: my neighbor or a powerful spirit? Where do minds go when the body is occupied by someone else? The Mind Possessed details the colorfulness of spirit possession while Read more...

 
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