Possessed by the Spirits: Mediumship in Contemporary Vietnamese Communities
The essays in this volume examine the resurgence of the Mother Goddess religion among contemporary Vietnamese following the economic "Renovation" period in Vietnam. Anthropologists explore the forces that compel individuals to become mediums and the social repercussions of their decisions and interactions.
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Its History Pantheon and Practices
Tran Hung Dao and the Mother Goddess Religion
The Performance of
Spirit Performance and the Ritual Construction of Personal Identity
Transnational Aspects of Spirit Possession
Spirit Possession and Personal Transformation
Do the Four Palaces Inhabit an East Asian Landscape?
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