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Shamans and religion : an anthropological exploration in critical thinking, Alice Beck Kehoe

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Shamans and religion : an anthropological exploration in critical thinking
Title
Shamans and religion
Title remainder
an anthropological exploration in critical thinking
Statement of responsibility
Alice Beck Kehoe
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The word "shaman" has been used throughout the history of anthropology to describe indigenous healers around the world. In this outstanding text, Kehoe argues compellingly that the term is misused when applied to practitioners other than those from Siberia, where the term originated. Applying critical thinking techniques as a way of examining assumptions presented as fact, she deconstructs many commonly held notions of what shamanism is and isn't, closely critiquing widely cited articles and books on the subject. The problems discussed bring up important anthropological questions not limited to the anthropology of religion. How does the ethnographer distance his or her own (usually Western) socialization when describing the empirical reality of a culture? How does the reader of the anthropological literature do the same when analyzing others' writings? Kehoe maintains that critical thinking, long the fundamental method guiding both academic scholarship and pedagogy, helps answer these questions."--Jacket
  • "The word "shaman" has been used throughout the history of anthropology to describe indigenous healers around the world. In this outstanding text, Kehoe argues compellingly that the term is misused when applied to practitioners other than those from Siberia, where the term originated. Applying critical thinking techniques as a way of examining assumptions presented as fact, she deconstructs many commonly held notions of what shamanism is and isn't, closely critiquing widely cited articles and books on the subject. The problems discussed bring up important anthropological questions not limited to the anthropology of religion. How does the ethnographer distance his or her own (usually Western) socialization when describing the empirical reality of a culture? How does the reader of the anthropological literature do the same when analyzing others' writings? Kehoe maintains that critical thinking, long the fundamental method guiding both academic scholarship and pedagogy, helps answer these questions."--Book jacket
  • "The word "shaman" has been used throughout the history of anthropology to describe indigenous healers around the world. In this outstanding text, Kehoe argues compellingly that the term is misused when applied to practitioners other than those from Siberia, where the term originated. Applying critical thinking techniques as a way of examining assumptions presented as fact, she deconstructs many commonly held notions of what shamanism is and isn't, closely critiquing widely cited articles and books on the subject. The problems discussed bring up important anthropological questions not limited to the anthropology of religion. How does the ethnographer distance his or her own (usually Western) socialization when describing the empirical reality of a culture? How does the reader of the anthropological literature do the same when analyzing others' writings? Kehoe maintains that critical thinking, long the fundamental method guiding both academic scholarship and pedagogy, helps answer these questions."--BOOK JACKET
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ERE
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1934-
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Kehoe, Alice Beck
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.C8
LC item number
K44 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shamanism
  • Shamans
  • Ethnology
  • Religion
  • Religion and culture
  • Anthropology
  • Indians
  • Critical thinking
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Arctic regions
Label
Shamans and religion : an anthropological exploration in critical thinking, Alice Beck Kehoe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-115) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Real shamans -- Understanding religion from an anthropological perspective -- The idea of the shaman -- Religion or genes? -- Shamans everywhere? -- Shaman painters? -- Selling "shamanic journeys" -- Deafening silence
Control code
45740036
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781577661627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shamans and religion : an anthropological exploration in critical thinking, Alice Beck Kehoe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-115) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Real shamans -- Understanding religion from an anthropological perspective -- The idea of the shaman -- Religion or genes? -- Shamans everywhere? -- Shaman painters? -- Selling "shamanic journeys" -- Deafening silence
Control code
45740036
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781577661627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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