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The power of transcendence : an analysis of the literature on Iban shamanism

Graham, Penelope


This thesis explores the cultural logic of Iban shamanism. To introduce the study, I discuss the concept of shamanism, summarize some basic ethnographic data on the Iban and comment on the nature of the source materials and my use of them. I then examine, in Chapter 1, the definitions and interpretive accounts of shamanism offered, to date, in the literature on the Iban. In Chapter 2, I discuss the ritual language chants, which form part of shamanic rites. In Chapter 3, I analyse the actions...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (Masters)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78d576cdc4a


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