Summary of book

Immortal Wishes (Home)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Labor and Transcendence

1.    Predicaments of History: Ritual Life on A Japanese Periphery

2.    Between Worlds: Akakura's Architecture of Potential Transformation

3.    Labor and Rebirth: Cosmological Kinship in the Annual Ritual Cycle

4.    Minature Mountains: Kinship in the Annual Ritual Cycle

5.    My Mother's Garden: Ascetic Discipline on the Mountain

6.    I am the Mirror: The Political Dimensions of Represented Action


Appendix: Guide to Persons Mentioned in the Text

immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

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