Dialogues with the Dead: The Discussion of Mortality Among the Sora of Eastern India

Piers Vitebsky


Dialogues with the Dead: The Discussion of Mortality Among the Sora of Eastern India

Dialogues with the Dead: The Discussion of Mortality Among the Sora of Eastern India

  • Title: Dialogues with the Dead: The Discussion of Mortality Among the Sora of Eastern India
  • Author: Piers Vitebsky
  • ISBN: 9780521384476
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover



Piers Vitebsky s study of religion, healing and psychology in tribal India focuses on a unique dialogue between the living and the dead, conducted through a shaman By exploring memories of emotional attachments, the Sora people negotiate the meaning of particular deaths Vitebsky analyzes these relationships over a period of years, and develops a typology of moods of thePiers Vitebsky s study of religion, healing and psychology in tribal India focuses on a unique dialogue between the living and the dead, conducted through a shaman By exploring memories of emotional attachments, the Sora people negotiate the meaning of particular deaths Vitebsky analyzes these relationships over a period of years, and develops a typology of moods of the dead He contrasts Sora procedures with the treatment of bereavement in psychoanalysis, and shows how Sora dialogues with the dead serve to negotiate relationships with other members of the community.


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