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review of: Vitebsky, Piers 2017: Living Without the Dead: Loss and Redemption in a Jungle Cosmos

Berger, P., 26-Sep-2019, In : Social Anthropology. 27, 3, p. 579-580 2 p.

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  • review of: Vitebsky, Piers 2017. Living Without the Dead: Loss and Redemption in a Jungle Cosmos

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Twenty‐four years after the publication of Dialogues with the dead (Vitebsky 1993), Piers Vitebsky presents his second book on the Sora, an indigenous highland community of Central India. Whereas the former book outlined in detail the workings of the animist religion, focusing on the conversations of humans with their dead via ritual media (shamans), this new book unravels how the religion, within a short time, changed into something else. What both books have in common is that they are jewels in the anthropology of tribal India.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-580
Number of pages2
JournalSocial Anthropology
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 26-Sep-2019

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