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Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860–1975

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Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters presents a history of Western ethnography of animism in East Timor during the Portuguese period. The book consists of ten chapters, each one a narrative of the work and experience of a particular ethnographer. Part One deals with colonial ethnography and Part Two with professional anthropology. Covering a selection of seminal 19th- and 20th-century ethnographies,the author explores the relationship between spiritual beliefs, colonial administration, ethnographic interests and ­fieldwork experience