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Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860–1975

Shepherd, Christopher

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Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters presents a history of Western ethnography of animism in East Timor during the Portuguese period. The book consists of ten chapters, each one a narrative of the work and experience of a particular ethnographer. Part One deals with colonial ethnography and Part Two with professional anthropology. Covering a selection of seminal 19th- and 20th-century ethnographies, the author explores the relationship between spiritual beliefs, colonial administration,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164348
DOI: .2307/j.ctvgs09td

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