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A Celebration of Demons Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka by Bruce Kapferer
  

A Celebration of Demons Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka

Part of the Explorations in Anthropology Series

Synopsis

A Celebration of Demons Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka by Bruce Kapferer

The Sinhalese exorcism rituals are perhaps the most complex and the most magnificent in performance still extant. For this second edition, the author has written a new preface and introduction in which he argues that the techniques of healing in Sri Lanka and the aesthetics of this healing cannot be reduced to Western psychoanalytic or psychotherapeutic terms, and develops new and original approaches to ritual and the aesthetic in general.

Reviews

'Kapferer wonderfully captures for us the mood, the life, smack and colour of exorcist rituals.'Victor Turner'


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Book Info

Publication date

11th February 1991

Author

Bruce Kapferer

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Publisher

Berg Publishers an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
428 pages

Categories

Anthropology

ISBN

9780854966042

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