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The Resource Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern

Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern

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Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip
Title
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip
Statement of responsibility
Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis: the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumors and gossip. It does so in two ways. First, it shows how rumor and gossip are invariably important as catalysts for accusations of witchcraft and sorcery. Second, it demonstrates the role of rumor and gossip in the genesis of social and political violence, as in the case of both peasant rebellions and witch-hunts. Examples supporting the argument are drawn from Africa, Europe, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka. They include discussions of witchcraft trials in England and Scotland in the seventeenth century, witch-hunts and vampire narratives in colonial and contemporary Africa, millenarian movements in New Guinea, the Indian Mutiny in nineteenth-century Uttar Pradesh, and rumors of construction sacrifice in Indonesia."--Jacket
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DLC
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Stewart, Pamela J
Dewey number
133.4/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN475.5
LC item number
.S84 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Strathern, Andrew
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Gossip
  • Social conflict
  • Violence
Label
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Witchcraft and sorcery : modes of analysis -- Rumor and gossip : an overview -- Africa -- India -- New Guinea -- European and American witchcraft -- Rumors and violence -- Conclusions : conflict and cohesion
Control code
51817236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780521004732
Isbn Type
(pb.)
Lccn
2003043949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Witchcraft and sorcery : modes of analysis -- Rumor and gossip : an overview -- Africa -- India -- New Guinea -- European and American witchcraft -- Rumors and violence -- Conclusions : conflict and cohesion
Control code
51817236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780521004732
Isbn Type
(pb.)
Lccn
2003043949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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