Dealing with uncertainty: Shamans, marginal capitalism, and the remaking of history in postsocialist Mongolia

@article{Buyandelgeriyn2007DealingWU,
  title={Dealing with uncertainty: Shamans, marginal capitalism, and the remaking of history in postsocialist Mongolia},
  author={Manduhai Buyandelgeriyn},
  journal={American Ethnologist},
  year={2007},
  volume={34},
  pages={127-147}
}
In this article, I explore the proliferation of previously suppressed shamanic practices among ethnic Buryats in Mongolia after the collapse of socialism in 1990. Contrary to the Buryats' expectation that shamanism would solve the uncertainties brought about by the market economy, it has created additional spiritual uncertainties. As skeptical Buryats repeatedly propitiate their angry origin spirits to alleviate the causes of their misfortunes, they reconstruct their history, which was… Expand

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