Soc & Anth 72: ShamanismFrom New Age sweat lodges to Soviet Siberia, shamanic spirit mediums have been construed as everything from healers to magistrates to visionaries to political subversives. This course explores anthropological literature on shamanism in the United States, Russia, and South America in order to ask ourselves how we constitute and appropriate the exotic.
Spring semester. Grant.
Swarthmore Spring 1996 learning with Bruce Grant - Brief weekly papers, written in response to the assigned readings:
28 January, 1996: flaming arrow speaks
4 February 1996: levi-strauss12 February 1996: spiritchul healin'19 February 1996: orientation26 February 1996: way26 February 1996: journey4 march 1996: time and the other18 march 1996: natty25 march 1996: tau.terror1 april 1996: tau.heal8 april 1996: new age8 april 1996: mimesis15 april 1996: alterity22 april 1996: technological shamanism22 april 1996: neo geo