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- DescriptionThis volume is a bilingual collection of shaman oral texts from the Bhuji Valley of Western Nepal, in the original Nepali and with line-by-line English translation. It includes 20,000 lines of material recorded in 1962, 1967, 2000, and 2001. Shaman texts address issues as diverse as abuses of political power, caste relations, and the status of women. Extending beyond therapeutic and linguistic concerns, these texts contribute to a better understanding of social issues in contemporary Himalayan societies. Accompanying the book is a DVD of audio recordings of the shaman oral texts, supplementary texts t included in the published volume, videos of shaman performances, and additional video and photographic documentation of the social context in which these shamans are found.
- Author BiographyGregory G. Maskarinec is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication03/03/2009
- LanguageEnglish & Multiple languages
- FormatMixed media product
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleHarvard Oriental Series
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 68
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Weight2313 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine61 mm
- Edited byGregory G. Maskarinec
- Translated byGregory G. Maskarinec
- Contained items statementContains Hardback and DVD
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