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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

Label
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip
Title
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip
Statement of responsibility
Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
Creator
Contributor
Subject
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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N$T
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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 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Strathern, Andrew
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
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  • Witchcraft
  • Gossip
  • Social conflict
  • Violence
  • Sorcellerie
  • Potins
  • Conflits sociaux
  • Violence
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Gossip
  • Social conflict
  • Violence
  • Witchcraft
  • Hekserij
  • Hexerei
  • Tovenarij
  • Kulturvergleich
  • Roddelen
  • Klatsch
  • Geruchten
Label
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
69017012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511616310
Lccn
2003043949
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69017012
Label
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
69017012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511616310
Lccn
2003043949
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69017012

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