Fusion of the Worlds: An Ethnography of Possession Among the Songhay of Niger (2nd edition)

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"This ethnography is more like a film than a book, so well does Stoller evoke the color, sight, sounds, and movements of Songhay possession ceremonies."?Choice "Stoller brilliantly recreates the reality of spirit presence; hosts are what they mediate, and spirits become flesh and blood in the 'fusion' with human existence. . . . An excellent demonstration of the benefits of a new genre of ethnographic writing. It expands our understanding of the harsh world of Songhay mediums and sorcerers."?Bruce Kapferer, American ...

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    • Title: Fusion of the Worlds: an Ethnography of Possession Among the Songhay of Niger by Paul Stoller
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780226775456, 0226775453
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    • Edition: 1997 2nd edition
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