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Title Spirits, Shamans, and Stars : Perspectives from South America / David L. Browman, Ronald A. Schwarz
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (270 pages) : 5 Taf
Series World Anthropology
World anthropology.
Contents Frontmatter -- General Introduction: "A Little Glass of Rum" -- PART ONE: Perspectives on Psychotropic Drugs -- Introduction -- Magico-Religious Use of Tobacco Among South American Indians -- Coca and Popular Medicine in Peru: An Historical Analysis of Attitudes -- Was Espingo (Ispincu) of Psychotropic and Intoxicating Importance for the Shamans in Peru? -- Yagé Among the Siona: Cultural Patterns in Visions -- PART TWO: Medical Anthropology -- Introduction -- Social and Medical Aspects of the Use of Cannabis in Brazil -- Shamanism Among the Avá-Chiripá -- Effect of Rural-Urban Migration on Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Disease and Medicine in Southern Peru -- Learning of Psychodynamics, History, and Diagnosis Management Therapy by a Kali Cult Indigenous Healer in Guiana -- Effects of Behavioral and Ecological Variations upon the Incidence of Parasitic Disease Among la Gente of Conception, Peru -- PART THREE: Spirits, Structures, and Stars -- Introduction -- Body and Spirit Among the Sanumá (Yanoama) of North Brazil -- A Peruvian Curandero's Séance: Power and Balance -- Creative Process in Ritual Art: Piaroa Indians, Venezuela -- Not in Ourselves, But in Our Stars -- Biographical Notes -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects
Subject Indians of South America -- Medicine -- Congresses.
Indians of South America -- Religion -- Congresses.
Shamanism -- South America -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Browman, David L.
Schwarz, Ronald A.
ISBN 3110821036