The Possessed and the Dispossessed

  Textual Notes

 expand section1. Introduction

 collapse sectionI. Historic, Political-Economic, and Social Levels of Experience
 expand section2. The Political Economy of the Sambirano
 collapse section3. National and Local Factions: The Nature of Polyculturalism in Ambanja
 expand sectionNational Factions: Regionalism and Cultural Stereotypes
 collapse sectionSocial and Cultural Divisions in Ambanja
 expand sectionThe Social Categories of Ambanja
 Ethnicity and Economic Specialization
 collapse sectionReligion
 The Catholic Church
 Fomba-gasy, or Malagasy Religion
 expand sectionThe Effects of Polyculturalism
 expand section4. Tera-Tany and Vahiny: Insiders and Outsiders

 collapse sectionII. Spirit Possession in the Sambirano
 expand section5. The World of the Spirits
 expand section6. Sacred Knowledge and Local Power: Tromba and the Sambirano Economy
 expand section7. Spirit Mediumship and Social Identity

 collapse sectionIII. The Conflicts of Town Life
 expand section8. The Problems and Conflicts of Town Life: The Adult World
 expand section9. The Social World of Children
 expand section10. Exorcising the Spirits: The Alternative Therapeutics of Protestantism
 Conclusion: Toward a Reassessment of the Possessed and Dispossesed

 expand sectionA. Glossary of Malagasy Terms
  B. List of the Possessed

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