Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2012

"This is a competent, careful and concise work by a patient and practiced scholar. The work explores mediumship through a wide range of considerations, from its practice as an embodied technique du corp (Chapter Three), to its intersection with market forces (Chapter Four), to its enactment of identities that collapse restrictive Vietnamese gender norms and traditions (Chapter Five).

"This is a competent, careful and concise work by a patient and practiced scholar. The work explores mediumship through a wide range of considerations, from its practice as an embodied technique du corp (Chapter Three), to its intersection with market forces (Chapter Four), to its enactment of identities that collapse restrictive Vietnamese gender norms and traditions (Chapter Five). Endres provides us with a portrait of a ritual tradition as an object not outside of time or modernity, as much older scholarship would have it, but a powerful reflection of and on both."

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