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Author Swancutt, Katherine.

Title Fortune and the cursed [electronic resource] : the sliding scale of time in Mongolian divination / Katherine Swancutt.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xx, 263 p. : ill., map.
Series Epistemologies of healing ; v. 11
Epistemologies of healing ; v. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A race against time: Mongolian fortune and the anthropology of magic -- Buryat cosmology and the timescales of religious practice -- Fortune, the soul and spiralling returns -- Curses, khel am and the omnipresence of witchcraft -- Divination and the inextensive distance to cursing rivals -- An unconventional timescale: the immediate rise of fortune -- Glossary of vernacular terms.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Buriats -- Mongolia -- Baiandun Sum -- Religion.
Buriats -- Mongolia -- Baiandun Sum -- Rites and ceremonies.
Buriats -- Mongolia -- Baiandun Sum -- Social life and customs.
Divination -- Mongolia -- Baiandun Sum.
Divination -- China -- Inner Mongolia.
Blessing and cursing -- Mongolia -- Baiandun Sum.
Blessing and cursing -- China -- Inner Mongolia.
Shamanism -- Mongolia.
Shamanism -- China -- Inner Mongolia.
Social conflict -- Mongolia -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780857454829 (hardback alkaline paper)
9780857454836 (electronic bk.)

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