Week 11 RR 9

Week 11 RR 9 - sweat and tears of ancestors who struggled...

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ANTH 147 Reading Response #9: The Final One! Lindquist, Conjuring Hope: Healing and Magic in Contemporary Russia , pp. 170-227. Due at the beginning of Recitation Section. Please include full bibliographic references at the end of your essay (citing the article, book it is in, and page numbers.) Example: Foster, George M. “Disease Etiologies in Non-Western Medical Systems” in Brown, Peter J., ed. Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology , New York: Mayfield Publishing Company, pp. 110-117. Your essay response should be 250 words, typed, double-spaced. Spell-check and proof- read before handing it in to your TA. Be sure to include your full name and section no. You may choose which question you answer . 1. On p.172, Lindquist describes spells as “passions condensed; emotions cast into proper poetic form that the culture provided through generations, out of the blood,
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Unformatted text preview: sweat and tears of ancestors who struggled with the same predicaments, who were plagued by the same passions.” Describe the emotions expressed by 2 specific spells Lindquist analyzes. When, according to Lindquist, do spells seem to provide a more satisfactory form of emotional expression than ordinary language, and why? 2. On p.182, Lindquist argues that spells work because there is a “homology between the internal structure of the spells and the prevailing grids of power and patterns of subjectivity.” Drawing on 2 examples of spells that Lindquist analyzes, explain what she means in the above quotation. 3. Lindquist argues that Katerina’s magic is effective in changing the ‘structures of subjectivity’ of her clients. Drawing on 2 examples from chapters 6 or 7, explain what this means, and how such changes occur....
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