The Potent Dead: Ancestors, Saints and Heroes in Contemporary Indonesia
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288pp. April 2002
The Potent Dead: Ancestors, Saints and Heroes in Contemporary Indonesia
Editor: Chambert-Loir, Henri; Reid, Anthony;
The dead are potent and omnipresent in modern Indonesia. Presidents and peasants alike meditate before sacred graves to exploit the power they confer, and mediums do good business curing the s
ASAA Southeast Asia Publications Series
"This volume makes an important contribution to the anthropological understanding of processes of religious syncretism and thus the indigenization of world religions." --Journal of Asian Studies, May 2003
Editor: Chambert-Loir, Henri; Reid, Anthony;
Henri Chambert-Loir is senior research fellow at L'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris. Anthony Reid is professor and director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
Maps and illustrations vii
List of contributors ix
Preface xiii
Introduction xv
Henri Chambert-Loir and Anthony Reid

1 Castrated dead: the making of un-ancestors among the Aoheng, and some considerations on death and ancestors in Bor




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