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

by Bruce Kapferer

Part of the Explorations in Anthropology Series

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

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.

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

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780854966042
Publication date: 11th February 1991
Author: Bruce Kapferer
Publisher: Berg Publishers an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 428 pages
Categories: Anthropology,

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Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen

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