Taming the Wind of Desire. Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance.

Berkeley. University of California Press. 1991. [Reprint]. Stock ID #163162

Black and white photographic illustrations, ix + xvi + 363pp., index, bibliography, glossary, Very good hardback in dustjacket. Errata slip stapled onto front flypaper. "Taming the Wind of Desire is a major contribution to the study of healing as a performance art. Documenting three complete seances, the counter pieces of Malay shamanistic performance, Laderman shows how ritual trance depends for its success on the strategic deployment of all the arts and all the senses. A stunning achievement." - Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimbleti, New York University. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163162).

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