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Religion Against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals

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This book provides a holistic description of Hinduism, showing how different types of Hinduism form a "total" or systematic cosmology and repeat crucial values through different symbols. Looking at Tamil religious practices, Isabelle Nabokov reveals that Tamil religion is primarily concerned with transformations of identity and subjectivity, both in this world and in the hereafter.

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In this comprehensive analysis of South Indian village Hinduism, Isabelle Nabokov shows that a wide spectrum of Tamil rituals effects transformations of identity through similar processual and symbolic operations. She reveals that such operations may lead participants to adopt personalities which are at odds with themselves.

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ISBN:
9780195113648
Author:
Nabokov, Isabelle
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Clark-Deces, Isabelle
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Christian Rituals & Practice - General
Subject:
Theology | Hinduism
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Hinduism
Subject:
Spirit possession
Subject:
Tamil Nadu (India) -
Subject:
Hinduism - India - Tamil Nadu -
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Hinduism
Copyright:
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, line illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.900 x 5.800 in 0.750 lb

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Asia
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » Religious Experience
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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"Synopsis" by , In this comprehensive analysis of South Indian village Hinduism, Isabelle Nabokov shows that a wide spectrum of Tamil rituals effects transformations of identity through similar processual and symbolic operations. She reveals that such operations may lead participants to adopt personalities which are at odds with themselves.
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