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Making Law for the Spirits: Angakkuit, Revelation and Rulemaking in the Canadian Arctic

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Processes of revelation and rulemaking are examined in the context of the indigenous religion of the Inuit of arctic Canada. Instances of misfortune, conventionally understood to be the manner in which spirit intentions concerning human conduct are revealed, instigate social mechanisms through which normative rules are created and maintained. The performances of Inuit religious specialists, the Angakkuit, play a key role in this process. The Inuit case invites comparative assessments of means of rule construction and the discernment of intentions in the context of both other religious traditions and secular normative systems.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam 11 Gilson Road, West Lebanon, NH 03784, USA, Email:


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