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The Resource Performing the divine : mediums, markets and modernity in urban Vietnam, Kirsten W. Endres

Performing the divine : mediums, markets and modernity in urban Vietnam, Kirsten W. Endres

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Performing the divine : mediums, markets and modernity in urban Vietnam
Title
Performing the divine
Title remainder
mediums, markets and modernity in urban Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Kirsten W. Endres
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Vietnam in the last two decades has experienced not only market reform and significant economic growth but also a related, symbiotic revival of popular religion. It is no surprise, then, that popular beliefs and rituals that once were attacked as wasteful and superstitious have again become a conspicuous feature of contemporary urban and rural life. A new blossoming of spirit mediumship has been part of this revival, not least that involving ritual possession by the deities of the Four Palace Pantheon, which this study based in urban Hanoi brings to life with a deft handling of complex theory, historical research, ethnographic material and analysis. This is indeed a sojourn into the world of mediumship in contemporary urban Vietnam - a spirited world full of colour, laughter, music and ritual dance that operates according to its own rules and principles - but it is also an insightful study of spirituality, performance, gender and heritage, one that highlights the fluidity of ritual practice and contestations of ritual performance among practitioners."--Publisher's website
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Endres, Kirsten W
Dewey number
299.5922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1242.V5
LC item number
E53 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
NIAS monographs
Series volume
no. 118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mediums
  • Spirit possession
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • RELIGION
  • Religion
  • Ritual
  • Mediums
  • Religion
  • Spirit possession
  • Vietnam
Label
Performing the divine : mediums, markets and modernity in urban Vietnam, Kirsten W. Endres
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : inviting the spirits -- Personal fate and spirit identities -- Performing the divine -- Negotiating the rules of proper performance -- The (gendered) world of mediumship -- The heritagisation of Four Palace mediumship -- Epilogue : return to the realm
Control code
795707311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788776946135
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795707311
Label
Performing the divine : mediums, markets and modernity in urban Vietnam, Kirsten W. Endres
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : inviting the spirits -- Personal fate and spirit identities -- Performing the divine -- Negotiating the rules of proper performance -- The (gendered) world of mediumship -- The heritagisation of Four Palace mediumship -- Epilogue : return to the realm
Control code
795707311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788776946135
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795707311

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