Medusa S Hair

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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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 Medusa Reader

Author: Marjorie Garber
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from Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and ReligiousExperience(
1981). An. Anthropological. View. Gananath Obeyesekere isaprofessorof
anthropology whose work focuses onthe interrelationofanthropologyand
psychoanalysis and on the ways in whichpersonalsymbolismis related to
religious experience. In the influential essay excerpted below, Medusa's hair
becomes a thematic focus for an anthropological discussion of ecstatic religious
figures in Sri Lanka.

The Awakened Ones

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527306
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A career-culminating work, this volume not only translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers to western audiences but also revitalizes western philosophical and scientific inquiry.

The Other In Second Temple Judaism

Author: John Joseph Collins
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19. Gananath Obeyesekere,Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and
Religious Experience (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), 7, 37, 40. 20.
Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and
Taboo (New York: Praeger, 1966). 21. “Hair as Private Asset and Public Symbol,”
in Symbols: Public and Private (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1973), 298.
22. James L. Watson, “Living Ghosts: Long-Haired Destitutes in Colonial Hong
Kong ...

Experientia

Author: Frances Flannery
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
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Even further, he claims that for “modern man,” “regaining awareness of his own
anthro- pocosmic symbolism . . . is an authentic and major mode of being.” Eliade
, Images and Symbols, 6– 7. 4. Certainly, not all studies that examine the
symbolism of the body ignore bodily experience to the extent that Eliade does.
For an excellent study of body and religious experience, as well as symbol, see
Gananath Obeyesekere, Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and
Religious ...

The Responsive Self

Author: Susan Niditch
Publisher: Yale University Press
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1, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah (London: T&T Clark, 2004),
253; Gananath Obeyesekere, Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols
and Religious Experience (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981). 4.
Obeyesekere, Medusa's Hair, 7, 37, 40. 5. Ibid., 11–12. 6. See Brakke, Satlow,
and Weitzman, Religion and the Self, 5; Olyan, “Search for the Elusive Self,” 40–
41; Steven T. Katz, “'Conservative' Character of Mystical Experience,”5–6; Foley,
Immanent ...

Hair Matters

Author: Ingrid Banks
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For example, in Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious
Experience, Gananath Obeyesekere (1981) argues that Leach should have
given more credence to psychoanalysis. In a discussion on public and private
symbols, using ethnographic evidence, Obeyesekere argues that private symbols
originate within the unconscious, but these symbols may or may not develop
public sig- nificance. Hair theorists began to consider other issues besides hair
symbolism as ...

The Symbolism And Communicative Contents Of Dreadlocks In Yorubaland

Author: Augustine Agwuele
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319301861
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Hair: Its power and meaning in Asian cultures. Albany, State University of New
York Press:(11–49). Hallpike, Christopher. 1969. “Social Hair,” Man, n.s., 4: 255–
261 (p. 260). Hallpike ibid. (p. 260). Synnott, Anthony. 1987. “Shame and Glory: A
Sociology of Hair.” British Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 38, 3,381–413.
Obeyesekere, Gananath. 1984. Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols
and Religious Experience Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Choi, Na-Young
. 2006.

Indian Asceticism

Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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34. Padmanabh S. Jaini, The Jaina Path of Perfection (Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1979), 40–41. For a discussion about the importance of
classification for Indian culture, see Brian K. Smith, Classifying the Universe: The
Ancient Indian Varna System and the Origins of Caste (New York: Oxford
University Press, 1994). 35. See Gananath Obeyesekere, Medusa's Hair: An
Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience (Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1981).