Hardcover. 8vo. xviii + 366 pp. Brown cloth with gilt titling to spine; maps, b&w illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index. Overall, a tight and bright Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket not price clipped. )
As New in J As New jacket. Large 8vo Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xviii, 365 pp, list of 30 b&w illustrations, list of 3 maps, preface, a note on transcription, introduction, Part I: 1. Summoning Powerful Alies; 2. A Divided Reality; 3. Hidden Knowledge. Part II: 4. Therapeutic Endeavors; 5. Shamans as Seers; 6. An Anatomy of Dependence; 7. Power and Therapy. Part III: 8. Ascents to the Sky; 9. Exchanges with the Owner; 10. Rituals Through Time. Part IV: 11. Foods for the Spirit Familiars; 12. Emotional Performance. Part V: 13. Shamanship and Leadership; 14. Shamanship, Gender, and the Life Cycle; 15. Bringing History to Bear; notes, glossary, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1989. "This intricately crafted study offers unique insight into the rich shamanic ritual traditions of the Wana, an upland population of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The author elucidates the logic, meaning, and practice of the mabalong, a major Wana ritual. She then explores how and under what conditions ritual authority can translate into political authority in other contexts of Wana life." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. ~Click on BOOKSTORES to browse our extensive listings of similar titles in Anthropology~
Very Good. Gentle scuffs to extremities. Mild fading to spine of jacket. Light foxiong to upper page edge. Contents clean, and appear unread. 383 p. Illustrations. Intended for professional and scholarly audience. Intended for college/higher education audience.
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