The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft Pearson eText

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft    Pearson eText
Author: Rebecca L Stein,Philip Stein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2015-08-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317350217

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This book emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion and examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporating key theoretical concepts. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft
Author: Rebecca Stein,Philip L. Stein
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017-05-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781315532165

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This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: • increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence; • fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe; • further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion

Magic  Witchcraft  and Religion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1037107278

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The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft
Author: Rebecca L. Stein,Philip L. Stein,Benjamin R. Kracht,Marjorie M. Snipes
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 595
Release: 2024-07-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781040039892

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This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. It examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and exposes students to the complexities of religion in small-scale and complex societies. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a wide range of ethnographic material. The fifth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: • a revised introduction covering the foundations of the anthropology of religion, anthropological methods, and a push toward decolonizing the anthropology of religion, • expanded coverage of symbols, healing, wizardry, and the intersections of religion with other social institutions, • new case study material with examples drawn from around the globe, especially from Indigenous communities, • marginalia in each chapter introducing provocative small-case examples related to the chapter—many of these can be used as prompts for further research, small in-class case studies, or examples for hands-on learning, • a new chapter on religion and healing, especially useful for Anthropology programs without representation of four fields, as it provides a wider and more interdisciplinary application of the discipline, • a consistent review of foundations from chapter to chapter, linking material and enabling students to connect what they are learning throughout the course, and • further resources via a comprehensive companion website, including interactive activities, critical case studies, updated study questions, bibliographical suggestions (including video), and color images. This is an essential guide for students encountering the anthropology of religion for the first time and also for those with an ongoing interest in this fascinating field.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft
Author: Rebecca Lynne Stein,Philip L. Stein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2017
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE
ISBN: 013380836X

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Magic Witchcraft and the Otherworld

Magic  Witchcraft and the Otherworld
Author: Susan Greenwood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020
Genre: SOCIAL SCIENCE
ISBN: 1000187853

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Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at modern magic as practised by contemporary Pagans in Britain. It focuses on what Pagans see as the essence of magic - a communication with an otherworldly reality. Examining issues of identity, gender and morality, the author argues that the otherworld forms a central defining characteristic of magical practice. Integrating an experiential ethnographic approach with an analysis of magic, this book asks penetrating questions about the nature of otherworldly knowledge and argues that our scientific frameworks need re-envisioning. It is unique in providing an insider's view of how magic is practised in contemporary western culture.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft
Author: Rebecca L. Stein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1152925160

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Moral Power

Moral Power
Author: Koen Stroeken
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2010
Genre: Social ecology
ISBN: 1845457358

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Neither power nor morality but both. Moral power is what Sukuma farmers in Tanzania in times of crisis attribute to an unknown figure they call their witch. A universal process is involved, as much bodily as social, which obstructs the patient's recovery. Healers turn the table on the witch through rituals showing that the community and the ancestral spirits side with the victim. In contrast to biomedicine, their magic and divination introduce moral values that assess the state of the system and that remove the obstacles to what is taken as key: self-healing. The implied 'sensory shifts' and therapeutic effectiveness have largely eluded the literature on witchcraft. This book shows how to comprehend culture other than through the prism of identity politics. It offers a framework to comprehend the rise of witch killings and human sacrifice, just as ritual initiation disappears.