Abstract

Abstract:

Korean shamanism (musok) considers problems of physical, social, and mental health to be a result of supernatural intervention. The unique position of male practitioners who become healers within a female-dominated sphere is especially telling as they perform cross-gender behavior that is perceived as related to homosexuality, which is stigmatized in Korea and often labeled as a "mental illness." In contrast, musok frames these behaviors as responses to demands from the spirit world.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 16-32
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-03
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.