Shamans, Housewives, and Other Restless Spirits: Women in Korean Ritual Life

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University of Hawaii Press, 1987 - Religion - 234 pages
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This exceptionally well-written book is good reading, not only for specialists but also for beginning students interested in women, Korean culture, and shamanism. Journal of Asian Studies

Kendall maintains a closeness with and respect for her subject that keeps away the chill of academic distance and yet avoids sentimentality. Korean Quarterly, Spring 2001

 

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Contents

ONE A Kut for the Chen Family
1
Two Confucian Patriarchs and Spirited Women
23
THREE Enduring Pine Village
39
The Mansin and Her Clients
54
FIVE Wood Imps Ghosts and Other Noxious Influences
86
Srx The Care and Feeding of Household Gods
113
SEVEN The Care and Feeding of Ancestors
144
EIGHT Womens Rites
164
APPENDIXES
183
Notes
189
Glossary
199
Bibliography
213
Index
223
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Laurel Kendall is Curator in Charge of Asian Ethnographic Collections in the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, and also teaches at Columbia University.

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