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Author Boekhoven, Jeroen W., 1963- author.

Title Genealogies of shamanism : struggles for power, charisma and authority / Jeroen W. Boekhoven
Published Groningen : Barkhuis, 2011


Description 1 online resource (viii, 383 pages)
Contents 1. Approaching shamanism -- 2. Eighteenth and nineteenth-century interpretations -- 3. Early twentieth-century American interpretations -- 4. Twentieth-century European constructions -- 5. The Bollingen connection, 1930s-1960s -- 6. Post-war American visions -- 7. The genesis of a field of shamanism, America 1960s-1990s -- 8. A case study : shamanisms in the Netherlands -- 9. Struggles for power, charisma and authority : a balance
Summary After Western-Europeans first heard the word 'shaman' in Siberia at the end of the seventeenth century, the term rapidly acquired a remarkable range of meanings in different contexts. This book traces the long genealogical journey of the notions of 'shaman' and 'shamanism'. It starts with the eighteenth-century discovery of Siberian shamans and ends with the contemporary field of shamanism in the Netherlands. By exploring the ways in which the notions came to be constructed and authorised historically, the various interpretations and conceptualisations of 'shaman' and 'shamanism' are interpreted as outcomes of struggles within distinct milieus
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Shamanism.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Gaia & Earth Energies.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789492444615