5-0640
SHAMANIC COMMUNITIES DEFENDING AND BRIDGING BORDERS
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Sponsored By: Society for the Anthropology of Religion
Saturday, November 17, 2012: 1:45 PM-3:30 PM

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This session would be of particular interest to:
Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Teachers of Anthropology in Community Colleges, Students, Those involved in mentoring activities
Organizers:  Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer (Georgetown University and Georgetown University)
Chairs:  Michael F Brown (School for Advanced Research)
Discussants:  Barbara Tedlock (State University of New York at Buffalo and State University of New York at Buffalo)
1:45 PM
Shamans Emerging From Repression In Siberia: Lightning Rods of Fear and Hope
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer (Georgetown University and Georgetown University)
2:00 PM
A Journey On High Heels: Migrant Female Shamans and Their Creative Powers In Urban Mongolia
Manduhai Buyandelger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2:15 PM
Shamans or Witches? Emerging Attributions and Interregional Politics Among Paiwan Groups In Southern Taiwan
Pamela J Stewart (University of Pittsburgh) and Andrew J Strathern (University of Pittsburgh)
2:30 PM
Exorcism Death In Virginia: On the Misrepresentation of Korean Shamans
Laurel Kendall (American Museum of Natural History)
2:45 PM
Of Aggressive Spirits, Maoists and Other Gods. Shamans, Conflicts and Violence In Nepal
Diana Riboli (Panteio University, Panteio University of Social and Political Science, Panteio University of Social and Political Science and Panteio University of Social and Political Science) and Davide Torri (Chester)
3:15 PM
Discussant
Barbara Tedlock (State University of New York at Buffalo)