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Taming the wind of desire : psychology, medicine, and aesthetics in Malay shamanistic performance

Author: Carol Laderman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1991.
Series: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An ethnographic study of Malay healing ceremonies involving the practices of shamen, who place their patients in a trance and encourage them to express their inner thoughts in a type of performance.  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Laderman
ISBN: 0520069161 9780520069169 0520082583 9780520082588
OCLC Number: 21593444
Description: xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Malay Medicine, Malay Person --
1. An Introduction to Malay Shamanism --
2. Islamic Humoralism on the Malay Peninsula --
3. "Unusual" Illnesses --
4. Angin: the Inner Winds --
5. The Performance of Healing --
Part II. Ritual Dramas of Healing --
6. A Stifled Talent --
7. Seance for a Sick Shaman --
8. Breaking Contracts with the Spirit World --
Part III. Afterword --
9. Words and Meaning --
Appendix A. A Shaman Speaks --
Appendix B. Music of the Main Peteri.
Series Title: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care.
Responsibility: Carol Laderman.
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"This book will be a valuable resource for a wide readership, as it explores issues of healing, performance and cultural change."--Linda Connor, "Health Transition Review

 
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