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Unformatted text preview: that by having a kinship curse, the woman can more accurately try to determine the source of her problem, most likely her ancestry, even though it can not be fixed. The unfortunate aspect of this example and this type of diagnosis is that nothing the woman does can help her and the very fact of the label given by the magi as a kinship curse reveals this (61). According to Tatiana, since it seems that the womans soul is dead, nothing can reverse these ill effects regain her soul and mind back into a state of happiness and liveliness. The fact that she places causation of the curse with the mother, Tatiana has become a moral arbiter, one who tries to down play the overall graveness of the condition without placing blame on the victim herself (62) Lindquist, Galina. Conjuring Hope: Healing and Magic in Contemporary Russia . Berghahn Books: New York and Oxford, 2006....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANTH 147 taught by Professor Rivkin-fish during the Spring '09 term at UNC.
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