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The Mind PossessedThe Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition$
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Emma E. A. Cohen

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195323351

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001

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 Medicalist, Physiological, and Sociological Explanations

 Medicalist, Physiological, and Sociological Explanations

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(p.79) 5 Medicalist, Physiological, and Sociological Explanations
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The Mind Possessed
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0005

Chapter 5 reviews medicalist, physiological, and sociological approaches to possession. The usefulness of the approaches reviewed—descriptive, interpretive, and explanatory—is assessed against the evidential standards required for scientific investigation. Chapters 4 and 5 argue that scientific explanation necessitates cross‐disciplinary collaboration between traditionally disparate bodies of knowledge, as well as the sharing of methodological tools of investigation.

Keywords:   medicalist approaches, sociological approaches, cross‐disciplinary collaboration, explanation

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