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The Hammer and the Flute : Women, Power, and Spirit Possession.

The Hammer and the Flute : Women, Power, and Spirit Possession.

Author: Mary Keller
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Feminist theory and postcolonial theory share an interest in developing theoretical frameworks for describing and evaluating subjectivity comparatively, especially with regard to non-autonomous models of agency. As a historian of religions, Mary Keller uses the figure of the "possessed woman" to analyze a subject that is spoken-through rather than speaking and whose will is the will of the ancestor, deity or spirit  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Keller
ISBN: 9780801881886 0801881889
OCLC Number: 842600885
Awards: Winner of American Academy of Religion: Best First Book in the History of Religions 2004 (United States)
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional; 17
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Part 1 Reorienting Possession in Theory --
Chapter 1 Signifying Possession --
Chapter 2 Reorienting Possession --
Chapter 3 Flutes, Hammers, and MountedWomen --
Part 2 TheWork, War, and Play of Possession --
Chapter 4 Work --
Chapter 5 War --
Chapter 6 Play(s) --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --


It provides an argument for the evaluation of religious lives and their struggles for meaning and power in the contemporary landscape of critical theory.  Read more...


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[A] provocative exploration of possession theory... Keller is able to offer not only fresh insight into possession phenomena but also a penetrating critique of the categories and concepts with which Read more...

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