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Description - Dream Travelers by Roger Ivar Lohmann

In dreams, part of the self seems to wander off to undertake both mundane tasks and marvellous adventures. Anthropologists have found that many peoples take this experience of dreaming at face value, assuming that their spirits literally leave the body to travel, meet other spirits, and acquire valuable knowledge - with dramatic consequence for relationships, social organization, and religions. Dream Travellers is about Melanesian, Aboriginal Australian, and Indonesian peoples who hold this assumption. Several leading anthropologists contribute theoretically and ethnographically rich chapters, showing that attention to these peoples' dream lives deeply enhances our understanding of their cultures and waking lives as well.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403963307
ISBN-10: 1403963304
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roger Ivar Lohmann

JANE C. GOODALE Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA ELFRIEDE HERMANN Research Fellow of the Institute of Ethnology, University of Gottingen, Germany DOUGLAS HOLLAN Professor of Anthropology and Luckman Distinguished Teacher at University of California, Los Angeles, Senior Instructor at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, USA IAN KEEN Reader in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University, Australia WOLFGANG KEMPE Research Fellow of the Institute of Ethnology, University of Gottingen, Germany WAUD KRACKE Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois-Chicago, USA ROGER IVAR LOHMANN Instructor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada SYLVIE POIRIER Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at Universite Laval , Canada JOEL ROBBINS Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, USA PAMELA J. STEWART Research Associate in the Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, USA ANDREW J. STRATHERN Mellon Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA ROBERT TONKINSON Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia