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New PDF release: Fusion of the Worlds: An Ethnography of Possession among the

By Paul Stoller

"This ethnography is extra like a movie than a e-book, so good does Stoller evoke the colour, sight, sounds, and activities of Songhay ownership ceremonies."—Choice

"Stoller brilliantly recreates the truth of spirit presence; hosts are what they mediate, and spirits develop into flesh and blood within the 'fusion' with human life. . . . a superb demonstration of some great benefits of a brand new style of ethnographic writing. It expands our realizing of the tough global of Songhay mediums and sorcerers."—Bruce Kapferer, American Ethnologist

"A bright tale that would entice a large viewers. . . . The voices of person Songhay are obvious and forceful during the tale. . . . Like a painter, [Stoller] is anxious with the wealthy floor of items, with depicting photographs, evoking sensations, and enriching perceptions. . . . He has succeeded admirably." —Michael Lambek, American Anthropologist

"Events (ceremonies and existence histories) spring to mind in cinematic variety. . . . [This ebook is] approachable and absorbing—it is easily written, uncluttered through jargon and skillfully structured."—Richard Fardon, Times better schooling Supplement

"Compelling, insightful, wealthy in ethnographic aspect, and useful of turning into a vintage within the scholarship on Africa."—Aidan Southall, African reviews Review

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