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Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF

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Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

Laurel Kendall

This enlightening study of contemporary Korean shamanism makes the case for the dynamism of popular religious practice, the creativity of those we call shamans, and the necessity of writing about them in the present tense. Shamans thrive in South Korea's high-rise cities, working with clients who are largely middle class and technologically sophisticated. Emphasizing the shaman's work as open and mutable...Read more

 

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