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PPR361: Spirit Possession in Social Contexts
Tutor: Andrew Dawson
The course surveys and examines the main themes, debates and approaches to ritualised spirit possession in a variety of social contexts. It also engages established social processes and emerging trends as they are expressed through a range of spirit possession motifs, repertoires and paradigms. The course encourages students to develop an analytical and interpretative framework for understanding beliefs, concrete practices and ongoing transformations concerning ritualised spirit-possession.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Lecture (2 hours) weekly, and seminar (1 hour) fortnightly.
A Dawson Summoning the Spirits: Possession and Invocation in Contemporary Religion
I M Lewis Ecstatic Religion.
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