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Spirits captured in stone : shamanism and traditional medicine among the Taman of Borneo

Author: Jay H Bernstein
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines Shamanism and healing practices among the Taman of Borneo. It contributes to contemporary debates in cultural and medical anthropology, the anthopology of religion and magic,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay H Bernstein
ISBN: 1555876919 9781555876913 1555876927 9781555876920
OCLC Number: 35599633
Description: xiv, 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Taman People, Their Customs, and Their Social Structure --
3. Therapeutics, Pharmacopoeia, and Medical Pluralism --
4. Explanations of Illness and Their Conceptual Framework --
5. Becoming a Balien --
6. The Work and Equipment of the Balien --
7. Balienism in Society --
8. Conclusion --
App. B. Key to Plants Used in Medicine and Ritual --
App. C. Field Methods --
App. D. Note on the Value of the Rupiah --
App. E. Musical Description of the Balien Chant.
Responsibility: Jay H. Bernstein.

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