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256 Pages | 13 b&w illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526140319

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Descending with angels

Islamic exorcism and psychiatry: a film monograph

First Edition

Christian Suhr

Published by Manchester University Press

Anthropology Creative Practice and Ethnography

  • Provides a unique account of how some Muslim communities in Europe turn to religion to heal and protect themselves from jinn spirits as well as from intrusions by secular welfare institutions
  • Delivers a thorough deconstruction of how Islamic and psychiatric practices of healing are constituted through an emphasis on religious and cultural difference, which forecloses the possibility of dialogue and collaboration
  • Makes a novel contribution to the theorisation of ' in religious and psychiatric treatments and the ways in which doubt, faith, and
  • Expands the scope of traditional text-based ethnography by integrating a book and an award-winning film to provide detailed insights into the dynamics between Muslim patients, shaykhs, and psychiatrists

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