Genealogies of Shamanism: Struggles for Power, Charisma and Authority
After Western-Europeans first heard the word 'shaman' in Siberia at the end of the seventeenth century, the term rapidly acquired a remarkable range of meanings in different contexts. This book traces the long genealogical journey of the notions of 'shaman' and 'shamanism'. It starts with the eighteenth-century discovery of Siberian shamans and ends with the contemporary field of shamanism in the Netherlands. By exploring the ways in which the notions came to be constructed and authorised historically, the various interpretations and conceptualisations of 'shaman' and 'shamanism' are interpreted as outcomes of struggles within distinct milieus.
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Eighteenth and nineteenthcentury interpretations
Early twentiethcentury American interpretations
Twentiethcentury European constructions
The Bollingen connection 1930s1960s
Postwar American visions
The genesis of a field of shamanism America 1960s1990s
Shamanisms in the Netherlands
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