Finding “Their Own”: Revitalizing Buryat Culture Through Shamanic Practices in Ulan-Ude

  title={Finding “Their Own”: Revitalizing Buryat Culture Through Shamanic Practices in Ulan-Ude},
  author={Justine Buck Quijada and Kathryn E. Graber and Eric M Stephen},
  journal={Problems of Post-Communism},
  pages={258 - 272}
The shamans working at the Tengeri Shamans’ Organization in Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, claim that their work is devoted to reviving “traditional” Buryat culture, despite local criticism of the “nontraditional” institutional nature of their practices. Ethnographic and survey data collected in 2012 confirm that this is in fact the case for the urban Buryats who are drawn to the organization. Shamanic healing at Tengeri requires patients to learn family genealogies and revive clan rituals… 

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