Formations of ritual colonial and anthropological discourses on the sinhala yaktovil chapter 5 colonial christian discourse demonism and sinhala religion chapter 5 colonial christian discourse demonism and sinhala religion the early formation of western knowledge about the sinhalayaktovilwas largely the work of british protestant . This item formations of ritual colonial and anthropological discourses on the sinhala yaktovil by david scott paperback 2295 only 1 left in stock order soon sold by craig books and more and ships from amazon fulfillment. Formations of ritual colonial and anthropological discourses on the sinhala yaktovil in this book university of minnesota press traces the appearance of yakku and yaktovil in western discourse evaluates the contribution of these figures and this ceremony in anthropology and attempts to show how the larger anthropology of buddhism in . His investigation of yaktovil and yakku within the sinhala cosmology is also an inquiry into the ways in which anthropology by ignoring the discursive history of the rituals religions and relationships it seeks to describe tends to reproduce ideological often specifically colonial objectsto do this scott describes the discursive . Formations of ritual was first published in 1994 minnesota archive editions uses digital technology to make long unavailable books once again accessible and are published unaltered from the original university of minnesota press editions yaktovil is an elaborate healing ceremony employed by
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