Creating a Borderland, Constructing a Hybrid Identity
This book suggests that people who experience dislocation can create a borderland where their own marginality gains power and voice. In that borderland, they are able to construct a hybrid identity as a result of deep engagement with one another. In particular, the author’s fieldwork on Korean shamans reveals how the shamanic ritual itself functions as a borderland, wherein the marginalized Korean shamans gain hybrid identity. A Hermeneutic on Dislocation as Experience is a valuable resource for classes in Asian studies, ethnography, cultural anthropology, biblical spirituality, women’s spirituality, and interdisciplinary courses.
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glossarY a p p e n d i x a The following is a glossary of terms I use in my dissertation. Bang’ul 방울 Ritual bell Chesa 제사 Confucian-style ritual Kongsoo 공수 Shaman’s possessed speech Jeom 점 Divination Jeomjangi 점장이 Diviner Joomoo 주무 Shaman who is charge of a Kut Hwaboon 화분 Painting that depicts gods. Hwaboon means literally the god whom we revered by drawing. Han 한 Deep wounded heart, angst. Kang sin 강신 Spirit or god that descends and possess a shaman Ko˘ri 거리 A unit of ritual. Each Ko˘ri has three parts; welcoming gods-entertaining gods-sending gods. For example: Chosang Ko˘ri is a unit fro conctact with ancestors. Kunung 군웅 Spirits of warriors who died of the war park_book.indd 119 10/4/11 3:33:15 PM 120 a hermeneutic on dislocation as experience Kut 굿 Shamanic ritual Kutdang 굿당 Shamanic ritual shrine Shin 귀신/신 Spirit/ghost Mansin 만신 Mudang. Great moodang is called Keun mudang or Nara mansin Mudang 무당 Female shaman Muo˘ng-du 명두 Ritual mirror of shaman Narim Kut 내림굿 The ritual for enshrining the god in the body of the shaman Olssida 올씨다 That’s right! O-sin 오신 Part of Kut in which shaman amuses the god. Palja 팔자 A derogatory term for a bad and tough life destiny Sal 살 Harmful energy. Literally it means arrow San sin 산신 Mountain god. Often described an old man who riding a tiger. Sinjangdae 신장대 Spirit stick Sinegi 신애기 Disciple of spirit or baby shaman. When one shaman gives oracle to other shaman and the mother sha- man calls her baby shaman, this terms is often used. Sinewondang 신의 원당 Sindang where...
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