Celebration of Demons by Bruce Kapferer
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Celebration of Demons
By Bruce Kapferer

A Celebration of Demons

Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka

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Celebration of Demons by Bruce Kapferer

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780854966042
ISBN-10: 0854966048
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Pages: 428
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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