Power and Magic in Italy (BOK)

Thomas Hauschild

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Based on vivid and colorful case studies about Mafiosi, priests, mothers, and migrants, the author offers new perspectives on the anthropology of religion and magic through categories of landscape, the body, human practice, and material experience. The focus on women as religious practitioners is linked to the idea of religion as a primary mode of production that creates and helps to maintain human reserves in a fast changing, male-dominated world. Exploring aspects of spirit experiences, trance, the cult of saints, official ecclesiastical cults, and especially witchcraft, this book reveals the explosive, sometimes violent creativity of religion, its relation to magic, and its multi-facetted social value for humans as reflected in the religiously based, pragmatic realism of everyday life in the Mediterranean.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Thomas Hauschild
Berghahn Books
ISBN 9781845454821
Antall sider 316 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,7cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 481 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd