Possessed by the Spirits

Possessed by the Spirits

Mediumship in Contemporary Vietnamese Communities
Edited by Karen Fjelstad, Nguyen Thi Hien

The essays in this volume examine the resurgence of the Mother Goddess religion among contemporary Vietnamese following the economic "Renovation" period in Vietnam. Anthropologists explore the forces that compel individuals to become mediums and the social repercussions of their decisions and interactions.