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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely book presents new lines of enquiry for the cognitive science of religion (a rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary scholarship) and challenges the theoretical frameworks within which  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Cohen
ISBN: 9780195323351 0195323351
OCLC Number: 760712970
Description: ix, 241 s. : 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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The Mind Possessed should be required reading for scholars of religion and for anthropologists interested in spirit beliefs and their role in social organization. * Ilkka Pyysiainen Temenos Nordic Read more...

 
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