Playing with perspectives: spirit possession, mimesis, and permeability in the buuta ritual in South India

  title={Playing with perspectives: spirit possession, mimesis, and permeability in the buuta ritual in South India},
  author={Miho Ishii},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute},
  • M. Ishii
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Art
  • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
The aim of this study is to investigate spirit possession through the lenses of mimesis, permeability, and perspectivity. Recent studies have explored the significance of perspective exchange as reciprocal subjectification. At the same time, the importance of reflexive self-awareness amid perspective exchange has been noted. Linking studies on perspective exchange with those on spirit possession, this article tries to show an alternative understanding of perspective exchange as the de… 

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