Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 54 | Supplemento | 2018

Texts in Between Action and Non-Action. Genesis, Strategies, and Outcomes of Textual Agency
Supplement

Artistic Representations of Urban Shamans in Contemporary Japan
Texts, Inter-actions and Efficacy

Silvia Rivadossi
ORCID 0000-0002-6988-7143 
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italia
silvia.rivadossi@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/024

Submitted 06 Jul 2018
Accepted 13 Sep 2018

Abstract

This paper will investigate how the Japanese urban shamanic actor and role is constructed and represented by artists in different texts. Three case studies – writer Taguchi Randy, contemporary artist Mori Mariko, and musician Sugee – will be presented to illustrate the processes of re-appropriation of terms and themes in the contemporary narrative on urban shamans. The use of the word shāman – with new meanings attached – and the role of connecting humans with other-than-human entities – and especially with nature – will be analysed. Moreover, the connection to the so-called ‘new spirituality’ will be emphasized.

Keywords
Shaman. Urban shamanism. New spirituality. Contemporary Japan.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Rivadossi Silvia

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Artistic Representations of Urban Shamans in Contemporary Japan

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/024

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This paper will investigate how the Japanese urban shamanic actor and role is constructed and represented by artists in different texts. Three case studies – writer Taguchi Randy, contemporary artist Mori Mariko, and musician Sugee – will be presented to illustrate the processes of re-appropriation of terms and themes in the contemporary narrative on urban shamans. The use of the word shāman – with new meanings attached – and the role of connecting humans with other-than-human entities – and especially with nature – will be analysed. Moreover, the connection to the so-called ‘new spirituality’ will be emphasized.

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-06

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2018-07-06

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2018-09-13

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1125-3789

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2385-3042

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Shaman

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Urban shamanism

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New spirituality

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Contemporary Japan

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