Shamans and Religion: An Anthropological Exploration in Critical Thinking

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Waveland Press, 2000 - Religion - 125 pages
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Kehoe (anthropology, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) seeks to inoculate her students against the mushy thinking she finds concerning shamans and shamanism. She traces the misinformation to a sensational mid-20th-century French tome by which expatriate Romanian Mircea Eliade hoped to acquire a reputation and a place in a European or American university. (He succeeded.) Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Understanding Religion from
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The Idea of the Shaman
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Shamans Everywhere?
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