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Author Stelmaszyk, Mally, author
Title Shamanism in Siberia : sound and turbulence in cursing practices in Tuva / Mally Stelmaszyk
Imprint London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
book jacket
 Modern History Library  201.4409575 S824    AVAILABLE    30550100705068
Edition 1 Edition
Descript xiv, 152 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series ; 102
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"The focus of this book is on the phenomenon of cursing in shamanic practice and everyday life in Tuva, a former Soviet republic in Siberia. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork where the author interacted with a wide range of people involved in cursing practices, the book examines Tuvans' lived experience of cursing and shamanism, thereby providing deep insights into Tuvans' intimate and social worlds. It highlights especially the centrality of sound: how interactions between humans and non-humans are brought about through an array of sonic phenomena, such as musical sounds, sounds within words and non-linguistic vocalisations, and how such sonic phenomena are a key part of dramatic cursing events and wider shamanic performance and ritual, involving humans and spirits alike. Overall, the book reveals a great deal about occult practices and about social change in post-Soviet Tuva"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Stelmaszyk, Mally. Shamanism in Siberia 1. New York, NY : Routledge, 2022 9781003245391 (DLC) 2021048109
Subject Shamanism -- Russia (Federation) -- Tuva
Tuva (Russia) -- Religious life and customs
Blessing and cursing -- Russia (Federation) -- Tuva
Sound -- Miscellanea
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