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作者 Heneise, Michael, author
書名 Agency and knowledge in Northeast India : the life and landscapes of dreams / Michael Heneise
出版項 Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
國際標準書號 9781138479647 (hbk)
9781351065061 (ebk)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  DS432.A546 H46 2019    在架上    30520020861044
說明 xv, 171 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian studies series
Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian studies series
附註 "The Nagas of Northeast India give great importance to dreams as sources of divine knowledge, especially knowledge about the future. Although British colonialism, Christian missions, and political conflict have resulted in sweeping cultural and political transformations in the Indo-Myanmar borderlands, dream sharing and interpretation remain important avenues for negotiating everyday uncertainty and unpredictability. This book explores the relationship between dreams and agency through ethnographic fieldwork among the Angami Nagas. It tackles questions such as: What is dreaming? What does it mean to say 'I had a dream'? And how do night-time dreams relate to political and social actions in waking moments? Michael Heneise shows how the Angami glean knowledge from signs, gain insights from ancestors, and potentially obtain divine blessing. Advancing the notion that dreams and dreaming can be studied as indices of relational, devotional, and political subjectivities, the author demonstrates that their examination can illuminate the ways in which, as forms of authoritative knowledge, they influence daily life, and also how they figure in the negotiation of day-to-day domestic and public interactions. Moreover, dream narration itself can involve techniques of 'interference' in which the dreamer seeks to limit or encourage the powerful influence of social 'others' encountered in dreams, such as ancestors, spirits, or the divine. Based on extensive ethnographic research, this book advances research on dreams by conceptualising how the 'social' encompasses the broader, co-extensive set of relations and experiences - especially with spirit entities - reflected in the ethnography of dreams"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
The social life of dreams -- The Angami science of dreaming -- The phenomenology of dreaming -- The corporeality of dreams -- The authority of dreams -- The landscape of dreams -- The public life of dreams
主題 Angami (Indic people) -- India -- Nāgāland -- Religion
Dreams -- India -- Nāgāland
Dream interpretation -- India -- Nāgāland
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