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Spirits without borders : Vietnamese spirit mediums in a transnational age

Author: Karen Fjelstad; Nguyen Thi Hien; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Spirits without Borders is an ethnographic study of the transnational and multicultural expansion of Vietnam's Mother Goddess Religion and its spirit possession ritual. The product of collaborative research by an American anthropologist and a Vietnamese folklorist, the work explores how and why the ritual spread from Vietnam to the US and back again, the impact of ritual transnationalism in both countries, and the  Read more...
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Fjelstad, Karen.
Spirits without borders.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
(DLC) 2011002888
(OCoLC)694832944
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Fjelstad; Nguyen Thi Hien; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230119703 0230119700 1349296260 9781349296262
OCLC Number: 743800196
Description: 1 online resource (x, 219 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Border Crossings: Setting The Theoretical Stage --
Spirited Research: Studying Lnong In Vietnam And California --
Mau Spirits, Temples, and Rituals --
Spiritual Callings: Becoming A Medium In The Contemporary World --
'Ln Donging' In Silicon Valley --
The Vietnam-Cali Connection --
"You Have To Respect The Local Spirits."
Series Title: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Responsibility: Karen Fjelstad and Nguyen Thi Hien.

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