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The Resource Wayward shamans : the prehistory of an idea, Silvia Tomášková, (electronic resource)

Wayward shamans : the prehistory of an idea, Silvia Tomášková, (electronic resource)

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Wayward shamans : the prehistory of an idea
Title
Wayward shamans
Title remainder
the prehistory of an idea
Statement of responsibility
Silvia Tomášková
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Wayward Shamans tells the story of an idea that humanity's first expression of art, religion and creativity found form in the figure of a proto-priest known as a shaman. Tracing this classic category of the history of anthropology back to the emergence of the term in Siberia, the work follows the trajectory of European knowledge about the continent's eastern frontier. The ethnographic record left by German natural historians engaged in the Russian colonial expansion project in the 18th century includes a range of shamanic practitioners, varied by gender and age. Later accounts by exiled Russian revolutionaries noted transgendered shamans. This variation vanished, however, in the translation of shamanism into archaeology theory, where a male sorcerer emerged as the key agent of prehistoric art. More recent efforts to provide a universal shamanic explanation for rock art via South Africa and neurobiology likewise gloss over historical evidence of diversity. By contrast this book argues for recognizing indeterminacy in the categories we use, and reopening them by recalling their complex history."--
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Tomášková, Silvia
Dewey number
201/.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Shamans
  • Shamanism
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Siberia (Russia)
Label
Wayward shamans : the prehistory of an idea, Silvia Tomášková, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Discoveries of an imaginary place -- Strange landscapes, familiar magic -- People in a land before time -- The invention of Siberian ethnology -- Sex, gender, and encounters with spirits -- Changed men and changed women -- French connections and the spirits of prehistory -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn841206482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955318
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841206482
Label
Wayward shamans : the prehistory of an idea, Silvia Tomášková, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Discoveries of an imaginary place -- Strange landscapes, familiar magic -- People in a land before time -- The invention of Siberian ethnology -- Sex, gender, and encounters with spirits -- Changed men and changed women -- French connections and the spirits of prehistory -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn841206482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955318
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841206482

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