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The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft Book
Author : Rebecca Stein,Philip L. Stein
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-05-08
ISBN : 1315532166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft Pearson eText

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft    Pearson eText Book
Author : Rebecca L Stein,Philip Stein
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-08-07
ISBN : 1317350219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Reviewers describe the text as vivid, rich, user-friendly, accessible, and well-organized. The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporating key theoretical concepts. In addition to providing a basic overview of anthropology, including definition of key terms and exposure to ethnographies, the text exposes students to the varying complexity of world religions.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft Book
Author : Rebecca L. Stein,Philip L. Stein
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780205344215
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of anthropology in general and the anthropology of religion in particular, and is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Highlights of This Edition: Illustrates concepts with examples drawn from primarily tribal or traditional societies, along with examples from the "world's great religions," exposing students to a wide range of cultures and religious traditions. Draws examples from societies of varying technological complexity, classic ethnographies, and everyday scenarios. Incorporates research from both classic and recent literature. Represents all major geographic regions, giving students a global view of the subject matter. Focuses on the varieties of religious expression cross-culturally, not on theory, although some theory is discussed. Discusses the basic nature and concepts of anthropology and carefully defines basic terms and concepts so that students get a good working knowledge of the discipline. Don't Miss This Special Value Pack Option: "Research Navigator(TM)" "Research Navigator(TM)" can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge--getting started--"Research Navigator(TM)" offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to "Research Navigator(TM)"--a $15 value--is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged with "Research Navigator(TM)," look for it inyour bookstore or visit http: //www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

Magic Witchcraft and Religion  A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion Book
Author : James Myers,Pamela Moro, Professor
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2012-09-27
ISBN : 9780078034947
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Magic Witchcraft and Religion: A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs and practices, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Features of the ninth edition include new study questions and articles, as well as updated discussions on religion, illness, healing, and death.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

Magic  Witchcraft  and Religion  A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion Book
Author : Pamela Moro,James Myers
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release : 2009-09-18
ISBN : 9780078140013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs and practices, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Divided into 10 chapters, this book begins with a broad view of anthropological ways of looking at religion and moves on to some of the core topics within the subject, such as myth, ritual, and the various types of religious specialties.

Ritual and Belief

Ritual and Belief Book
Author : David Hicks
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Release : 2010-03-15
ISBN : 0759118574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of 41 readings in religion, magic, and witchcraft. The choice of readings is eclectic: no single anthropological approach or theoretical perspective dominates the text. Theoretical significance, scholarly eminence of the author, and inherent interest provide the principal criteria, and each reading complements its companion chapters, which are pedagogically coherent rather than ad hoc assemblages. Included among the theoretical perspectives are structural-functionalism, structuralism, Malinowskian functionalism, cultural materialism, and cultural evolutionism; also included are the synchronic and diachronic approaches. The book offers a mixture of classic readings and more recent contributions, and the 'world religions' are included along with examples from the religions of traditionally non-literate cultures. As diverse a range of religious traditions as possible has been embraced, from various ethnic groups, traditions, and places.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion

Magic  Witchcraft  and Religion Book
Author : Pamela A. Moro,James Edward Myers,Arthur C. Lehmann
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780073405216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Divided into ten chapters, this book begins with a broad view of anthropological ways of looking at religion, and moves on to some of the core topics within the subject, such as myth, ritual, and the various types of religious specialists.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion

Magic  Witchcraft  and Religion Book
Author : Arthur C. Lehmann,James Edward Myers
Publisher :
Release : 1989
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comparative reader that takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar.

The Anthropology of Magic

The Anthropology of Magic Book
Author : Susan Greenwood
Publisher : Berg
Release : 2009-11-01
ISBN : 1847886418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Magic is arguably the least understood subject in anthropology today. Exotic and fascinating, it offers us a glimpse into another world but it also threatens to undermine the foundations of anthropology due to its supposed irrational and non-scientific nature. Magic has thus often been explained away by social or psychological reduction. The Anthropology of Magic redresses the balance and brings magic, as an aspect of consciousness, into focus through the use of classic texts and cutting-edge research. Suitable for student and scholar alike, The Anthropology of Magic updates a classical anthropological debate concerning the nature of human experience. A key theme is that human beings everywhere have the potential for magical consciousness. Taking a new approach to some perennial topics in anthropology - such as shamanism, mythology, witchcraft and healing - the book raises crucial theoretical and methodological issues to provide the reader with an engaging and critical understanding of the dynamics of magic.

Anthropology and Religion

Anthropology and Religion Book
Author : Robert L. Winzeler
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0759121893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this revised and updated text, hailed as the “best general text on religion in anthropology available,” offers an introduction to what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it since the late 19th century.

Religions in Practice

Religions in Practice Book
Author : John R. Bowen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-28
ISBN : 1315411075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students of the anthropology of religion. Whilst covering traditional topics such as magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book addresses key contemporary subjects including migration, transnationalism, nationalism, secularism, and law. It offers an issues-oriented perspective on everyday religious behaviors and examines small-scale societies as well as major, established religions. Throughout the text Bowen engages with ongoing debates concerning the place of religion in public life. He successfully balances the presentation of theory and concepts with rich case study examples, integrating theoretical discussion with a wide range of cross-cultural ethnographic material. This seventh edition has been updated throughout. The opening section now focuses more clearly on the question of what is ‘religion’ and on approaches to studying religion. There is more on materiality as well as a new final chapter on religious mobilizing and violence. Further resources are available via a comprehensive companion website.

21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Anthropology  A Reference Handbook Book
Author : H. James Birx
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2010-06-10
ISBN : 1452266301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Request a free 30-day online trial at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.

Witchcraft Oracles and Magic Among the Azande

Witchcraft  Oracles and Magic Among the Azande Book
Author : Kitty Wheater
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 135135096X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The history of anthropology is, to a large extent, the history of differing modes of interpretation. As anthropologists have long known, examining, analyzing and recording cultures in the quest to understand humankind as a whole is a vastly complex task, in which nothing can be achieved without careful and incisive interpretative work. Edward Evans-Pritchard's seminal 1937 Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande is a model contribution to anthropology's grand interpretative project, and one whose success is based largely on its author's thinking skills. A major issue in anthropology at the time was the common assumption that the faiths and customs of other cultures appeared irrational or illogical when compared to the "civilized" and scientific beliefs of the western world. Evans-Pritchard sought to challenge such definitions by embedding himself within a tribal culture in Africa - that of the Azande - and attempting to understand their beliefs in their proper contexts. By doing so, Evans-Pritchard proved just how vital context is to interpretation. Seen within their context, he was able to show, the beliefs of the Azande were far from irrational - and magic actually formed a coherent system that helped mould a functional community and society for the tribe. Evans-Pritchard's efforts to clarify meaning in this way have proved hugely influential, and have played a major part in guiding later generations of anthropologists from his day to ours.

In Darkness and Secrecy

In Darkness and Secrecy Book
Author : Neil L. Whitehead,Robin Wright,Robin M Wright
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2004-06-03
ISBN : 9780822333456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

DIVEthnographic study of shamanism in lowland South America, analyzing the relations between the social, political, and historical dynamics of witchcraft and sorcery./div

Religion Magic and Science in Early Modern Europe and America

Religion  Magic  and Science in Early Modern Europe and America Book
Author : Allison Coudert
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011-10-31
ISBN : 0275996735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This fascinating study looks at how the seemingly incompatible forces of science, magic, and religion came together in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries to form the foundations of modern culture.

Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post Socialist Contexts

Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post Socialist Contexts Book
Author : Alexandra Cotofana,James M. Nyce
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2017-03-28
ISBN : 3838269896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Religion and magic have played important roles within Eastern European societies where social reality and socio-political balance may differ greatly from those in the West. Although often thought of as being two distinct, even antagonistic forces, religion and magic find ways to work together. By taking on various examples in the multicultural settings of post-Soviet and post-socialist spaces, this collection brings together diverse historical and ethnographic analyses of orthodoxy and heterodoxy from the pre- and post-1989 periods, studies on the relationship of religious and state institutions to individuals practicing alternative forms of spirituality, and examples of borderlands as spaces of ambiguity. This volume is at the crossroads of anthropology, history, as well as cultural memory studies. Its archival and field research findings help understand how repurposing religious and magic practices worked into the transition that countries in Eastern Europe and beyond have experienced after the end of the Cold War.