A Celebration of Demons
Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka
By (author) Bruce Kapferer
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Celebration of Demons by Bruce Kapferer
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780854966042
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Feb-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Bruce Kapferer
Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen
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