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Title Magic, witchcraft, and religion : a reader in the anthropology of religion / [edited by] Pamela A. Moro.

Published Dubuque : McGraw-Hill Companies, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.6 MAGI    AVAILABLE
Edition 9th ed.
Physical description 491 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 The Anthropological Study of Religion -- 1.Jack David Eller -- Studying Religion Anthropologically -- 2.Melinda Bollar Wagner -- The Study of Religion in American Society -- 3.Marvin Harris -- Why We Became Religious and The Evolution of the Spirit World -- 4.Dorothy Lee -- Religious Perspectives in Anthropology -- 5.Pamela Moro -- Thai Buddhism and the Popularity of Amulets in Anthropological Perspective -- ch. 2 Myth, Symbolism, and Worldview -- 6.John Beattie -- Nyoro Myth -- 7.Kirin Narayan with Urmila Devi Sood -- Across the Seven Seas: A Hindu Woman's Sacred Narratives -- 8.Eric R. Wolf -- The Virgin of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol -- 9.Clifford Geertz -- Ethos, World-View and the Analysis of Sacred Symbols -- 10.Mary Lee Daugherty -- Serpent-Handling as Sacrament -- ch. 3 Ritual -- 11.Victor W. Turner -- Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Period in Rites de Passage -- 12.Michael Atwood Mason --
Contents note continued: "I bow my head to the ground": Creating Bodily Experience Through Initiation -- 13.Barbara G. Myerhoff -- Return to Wirikuta: Ritual Reversal and Symbolic Continuity on the Peyote Hunt of the Huichol Indians -- 14.Thomas J. Csordas -- A Handmaid's Tale: The Rhetoric of Personhood in American and Japanese Healing of Abortions -- 15.Deborah Kapchan -- Moroccan Women's Body Signs: Henna and Tattoo -- ch. 4 Shamans, Priests, and Prophets -- 16.Victor W. Turner -- Religious Specialists -- 17.Piers Vitebsky -- Shamanism -- 18.Michael Fobes Brown -- Dark Side of the Shaman -- 19.Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff -- Training for the Priesthood Among the Kogi of Colombia -- 20.Mark R. Mullins -- Aum Shinrikyo as an Apocalyptic Movement -- ch. 5 Altered States of Consciousness and the Religious Use of Drugs -- 21.I. M. Lewis -- Trance and Possession -- 22.Sidney M. Greenfield -- Hypnosis and Trance Induction in the Surgeries of Brazilian Spiritist Healer-Mediums --
Contents note continued: 23.Peter T. Furst and Michael D. Coe -- Ritual Enemas -- 24.Michael Harner -- The Sound of Rushing Water -- 25.Scott Hutson -- The Rave: Spiritual Healing in Modern Western Subcultures -- ch. 6 Illness, Healing, and Religion -- 26.George Foster -- Disease Etiologies in Non-Western Medical Systems -- 27.Elizabeth De La Portilla -- Curanderismo: Healers and Their Clients -- 28.Anne F. Fadiman -- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down -- 29.Susan M. Kenyon -- Zar as Modernization in Contemporary Sudan -- 30.Lee Gilmore -- Embers, Dust, and Ashes: Pilgrimage and Healing at the Burning Man Festival -- ch. 7 Witchcraft, Sorcery, Divination, and Magic -- 31.Felicity Thomas -- "Our Families Are Killing Us": HIV / AIDS, Witchcraft, and Social Tensions in Namibia -- 32.Naomi M. McPherson -- Sorcery and Concepts of Deviance Among the Kabana, West New Britain -- 33.T. M. Luhrmann -- The Goat and the Gazelle: Witchcraft --
Contents note continued: 34.Barry S. Hewlett, Justin S. Mongosso, Roxanna King, and Arthur C. Lehmann -- Searching for the Truth: The Poison Oracle Among Central African Foragers and Farmers -- 35.George Gmelch -- Baseball Magic -- ch. 8 Death, Ancestors, Ghosts, and Souls -- 36.Karen McCarthy Brown -- Vodou -- 37.Peter A. Metcalf -- Death Be Not Strange -- 38.Beth A. Conklin -- Cannibal Epistemologies -- 39.Kristin Norget -- Day of the Dead in Oaxaca -- 40.Margaret Lock -- When Bodies Outlive Persons: Defining Brain Death -- ch. 9 Religion in a Changing World: Identity, Adaptation, and Activism -- 41.William F. Lewis -- Urban Rastas in Kingston, Jamaica -- 42.Andrew Buckser -- Social Conversion and Group Definition in Jewish Copenhagen -- 43.Homa Hoodfar -- The Veil in Their Minds and on Our Heads: Veiling Practices and Muslim Women -- 44.Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban -- Islamic Law: The Foundation of Muslim Practice and a Measure of Social and Political Change --
Contents note continued: 45.Mark Juergensmeyer -- Religious Terror and Global War -- 46.Tanya Erzen -- Religious Literacy in the Faith-Based Prison -- 47.Susan M. Darlington -- The Ordination of a Tree: The Buddhist Ecology Movement in Thailand.
Other author Moro, Pamela A.
Subject Religion.
Anthropology of religion.
ISBN 9780078034947 (alk. paper)