Kirsten W. Endres


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Kirsten W. Endres is a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale (Germany). She has worked and carried out field research in Vietnam since the mid-1990s. Her ethnographic research spans rural and urban communities in both northern and southern regions of the country.

Kirsten W. Endres is a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale (Germany). She has worked and carried out field research in Vietnam since the mid-1990s. Her ethnographic research spans rural and urban communities in both northern and southern regions of the country.

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Books by this author

Performing the Divine

Mediums, Markets and Modernity in Urban Vietnam

 
  • Deals with timely and important topics for scholars of Vietnam as well as those interested in the cross-cultural study of popular religions.
  • Focuses on the flourishing of urban spirit mediumship as part of the recent revival of popular religion in Vietnam.
  • Explores a vibrant and imaginative religious movement within the context of market reform and economic growth in Vietnam.
  • Offers rich insights into how the complex dynamics of reformed, market-oriented socialism are played out in ritual practice.
 
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