Medusa S Hair

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022618921X
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In its analyses of the symbolism of guilt, the adaptational and integrative significance of belief in spirits, and a host of related issues concerning possession states and religiosity, this book marks a provocative advance in psychological ...

The Awakened Ones

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231153627
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A career-culminating work, this volume translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers for western audiences while revitalizing western philosophical and scientific inquiry.

The Medusa Reader

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136635416
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from Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and ReligiousExperience(
1981) ... whose work focuses onthe interrelationofanthropologyand
psychoanalysis and on the ways in whichpersonalsymbolismis related to
religious experience.

Hair Matters

Author: Ingrid Banks
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814713365
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Charles Berg, went a step farther than Freud in The Unconscious Significance of
Hair (1951), in which he cited ethnographic ... For example, in Medusa's Hair: An
Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience, Gananath Obeyesekere
 ...

Imagining Karma

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520936300
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In a contemporary intellectual context that celebrates difference and cultural relativism, this book makes a case for disciplined comparison, a humane view of human nature, and a theoretical understanding of "family resemblances" and ...

Indian Asceticism

Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266406
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See Gananath Obeyesekere, Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and
Religious Experience (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981). Olivelle
disputes Obeyesekere's claim about castration because he interprets the shaven
 ...

Never Try To Teach A Pig To Sing

Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814323588
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To the extent that hair is a sexual characteristic if not symbol, it is of interest that a
razor blade should represent a castrating ... and Gan- anath Obeyesekere,
Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience (
Chicago: ...

Immortal Wishes

Author: Ellen Schattschneider
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822330622
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notes Introduction I In Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and
Religious Experience, Gananath Obeyesekere also finds in Freud's reading of a
classical Greek myth inspiration for an ethnographic analysis of a non-Western
social ...