Posted by: White Cranes | September 7, 2012

Shamans, Housewives, and Other Restless Spirits (Study of the East Asian Institute)

This is an ethnography of Korean women’s ritual realm…the rites that demarcate, the supernatural beings who inhabit it, and the shamans who diagnose its vicissitudes and heal its ills. The rituals women perform in public and private, alone or with the help of shamans, reveal a complex system of beliefs and practices encapsulating significant notions of household, family, and kin. Whether as

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