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

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Thirty years ago, anthropologist Laurel Kendall did intensive fieldwork among South Korea's (mostly female) shamans and their clients as a reflection of village women's lives. In the intervening decades, South Korea experienced an unprecedented economic, social, political, and material transformation and Korean villages all but disappeared. And the shamans? Kendall attests ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by University of Hawaii Press
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