Spirits Captured in Stone: Shamanism and Traditional Medicine among the Taman of Borneo / Edition 1

Spirits Captured in Stone: Shamanism and Traditional Medicine among the Taman of Borneo / Edition 1

by Jay H. Bernstein
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555876920
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on Transcription
1Introduction1
2The Taman People, Their Customs, and Their Social Structure13
3Therapeutics, Pharmacopoeia, and Medical Pluralism31
4Explanations of Illness and Their Conceptual Framework53
5Becoming a Balien77
6The Work and Equipment of the Balien109
7Balienism in Society141
8Conclusion163
App. A: Glossary173
App. BKey to Plants Used in Medicine and Ritual179
App. CField Methods183
App. DNote on the Value of the Rupiah187
App. EMusical Description of the Balien Chant189
Bibliography191
Index201
About the Book209

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