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Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMFSouth Korean Popular Religion in Motion$
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Laurel Kendall

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833435

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833435.001.0001

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Shifting Intellectual Terrain

Shifting Intellectual Terrain

“Superstition” Becomes “Culture” and “Religion”

(p.1) 1 Shifting Intellectual Terrain
Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF

Laurel Kendall

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter describes a late nineteenth-, twentieth-, and early twenty-first-century intellectual terrain where notions of shamans and their work as objects of “superstition” (misin), “culture” (munhua), and “religion” (chonggyo) have waxed and waned. It considers how some shamans position themselves against these labels, and the stakes they claim in the characterization of what they do as “folklore” or “religion.” The chapter takes shape around three Korean encounters—with a village policeman, with the organizers of a revivalist folk arts performance, and with a would-be shaman—bringing local voices and experiences into a discussion of shamans and their work as “superstition,” “culture,” and “religion.”

Keywords:   shamans, shamanism, superstition, religion, culture, folklore

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