Shamans, Housewives, and Other Restless Spirits: Women in Korean Ritual Life

Paperback: $19.00
ISBN-13: 9780824811426
Published: July 1987

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248 pages
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  • About the Book
  • “This exceptionally well-written book is good reading, not only for specialists but also for beginning students interested in women, Korean culture, and shamanism.” —Journal of Asian Studies

    “Kendall maintains a closeness with and respect for her subject that keeps away the chill of academic distance and yet avoids sentimentality.” —Korean Quarterly, Spring 2001

  • About the Author(s)
    • Laurel Kendall, Author

      Laurel Kendall is Curator in Charge of Asian Ethnographic Collections in the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, and also teaches at Columbia University.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • This exceptionally well-written book is good reading, not only for specialists but also for beginning students interested in women, Korean culture, and shamanism.
      Journal of Asian Studies
    • Kendall maintains a closeness with and respect for her subject that keeps away the chill of academic distance and yet avoids sentimentality.
      Korean Quarterly