Spirits without Borders
Vietnamese Spirit Mediums in a Transnational Age
Spirits without Borders is an ethnographic study of the transnational and multicultural expansion of Vietnam's Mother Goddess Religion and its spirit possession ritual. The product of collaborative research by an American anthropologist and a Vietnamese folklorist, the work explores how and why the ritual spread from Vietnam to the US and back again, the impact of ritual transnationalism in both countries, and the current spread of the ritual to non-Vietnamese in the USA.
231 pages; ISBN 9780230119703
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Title: Spirits without Borders
Author: Karen Fjelstad; Nguyen Thi Hien