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Oct 29, 2020 - 07:58 AM By Mai Lan Gustafsson

Vietnamese culture and religious traditions place the utmost importance on dying well in old age, body unblemished, with surviving children, and properly buried and mourned More than five million people were killed in the Vietnam War, many of them young, many of them dying far from home Another 300,000 are still missing Having died badly, they are thought to have becomVietnamese culture and religious traditions place the utmost importance on dying well in old age, body unblemished, with surviving children, and properly buried and mourned More than five million people were killed in the Vietnam War, many of them young, many of them dying far from home Another 300,000 are still missing Having died badly, they are thought to have become angry ghosts, doomed to spend eternity in a kind of spirit hell Decades after the war ended, many survivors believe that the spirits of those dead and missing have returned to haunt their loved ones.In War and Shadows, the anthropologist Mai Lan Gustafsson tells the story of the anger of these spirits and the torments of their kin Gustafsson s rich ethnographic research allows her to bring readers into the world of spirit possession, focusing on the source of the pain, the physical and mental anguish the spirits bring, and various attempts to ameliorate their anger through ritual offerings and the intervention of mediums Through a series of personal life histories, she chronicles the variety of ailments brought about by the spirits wrath, from headaches and aching limbs often the same limb lost by a loved one in battle to self mutilation.In Gustafsson s view, the Communist suppression of spirit based religion after the fall of Saigon has intensified anxieties about the well being of the spirit world While shrines and mourning are still allowed, spirit mediums were outlawed and driven underground, along with many of the other practices that might have provided some comfort Despite these restrictions, she finds, victims of these hauntings do as much as possible to try to lay their ghosts to rest.
  • Title: War and Shadows: The Haunting of Vietnam
  • Author: Mai Lan Gustafsson
  • ISBN: 9780801475016
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback

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Sarah Kim Oct 29, 2020 - 07:58 AM
I had my doubts about the conditions of the Vietnamese people after the war as "supernatural" but Gusataffson did an excellent job to convince me otherwise. A very insightful look into a perspective of the Vietnamese culture.
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Sam Massey Oct 29, 2020 - 07:58 AM
This book contains so much of what I like about Anthropology and what it has the potential to be. It also helps that the subject matter is really interesting, even if you don't generally read ethnographies. I definitely recommend this book.
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Matthew Stanfill Oct 29, 2020 - 07:58 AM
I had to read this for class but I would well read it either way.
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War and Shadows: The Haunting of Vietnam By Mai Lan Gustafsson Vietnamese culture and religious traditions place the utmost importance on dying well in old age, body unblemished, with surviving children, and properly buried and mourned More than five million people were killed in the Vietnam War, many of them young, many of them dying far from home Another 300,000 are still missing Having died badly, they are thought to have becomVietnamese culture and religious traditions place the utmost importance on dying well in old age, body unblemished, with surviving children, and properly buried and mourned More than five million people were killed in the Vietnam War, many of them young, many of them dying far from home Another 300,000 are still missing Having died badly, they are thought to have become angry ghosts, doomed to spend eternity in a kind of spirit hell Decades after the war ended, many survivors believe that the spirits of those dead and missing have returned to haunt their loved ones.In War and Shadows, the anthropologist Mai Lan Gustafsson tells the story of the anger of these spirits and the torments of their kin Gustafsson s rich ethnographic research allows her to bring readers into the world of spirit possession, focusing on the source of the pain, the physical and mental anguish the spirits bring, and various attempts to ameliorate their anger through ritual offerings and the intervention of mediums Through a series of personal life histories, she chronicles the variety of ailments brought about by the spirits wrath, from headaches and aching limbs often the same limb lost by a loved one in battle to self mutilation.In Gustafsson s view, the Communist suppression of spirit based religion after the fall of Saigon has intensified anxieties about the well being of the spirit world While shrines and mourning are still allowed, spirit mediums were outlawed and driven underground, along with many of the other practices that might have provided some comfort Despite these restrictions, she finds, victims of these hauntings do as much as possible to try to lay their ghosts to rest.

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