Magic Witchcraft and Religion A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

Author: James Myers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078034949
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Social Science

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

Author: Pamela A. Moro
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0073405213
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

Author: Rebecca Stein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315532165
Release Date: 2017-05-08

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.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion in the Media Revised Second Edition

Author: Liam D. Murphy
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 151651095X
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre: Social Science

Western popular culture is saturated with ideas drawn from religious institutions and a variety of other forms of awareness. In an age that many view as secular, news accounts are replete with sensationalist stories about inexplicable supernatural events. The Occult, mythology, vampires, zombies, ghosts and apparitions, and paranormal activity are but a few of the supernatural or cosmological themes and images that are felt in everyday life. Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion in the Media, represents a unique effort to capture a cross-section of these events in media reportage and analyze them through the lens of anthropology. The essays selected for this text, which are drawn from a variety of news media and online sources, are clustered around important themes and discussed in terms of their impact on society. They illustrate how classic observations and theory made by social and cultural anthropologists have real world application in everyday American life. This is an ideal supplemental text for introductory and general education courses on "the anthropology of religion," yet it is accessible to an educated public. Liam D. Murphy is a professor of anthropology at California State University, Sacramento. He is the author of many articles and research papers on religion, politics, and identity, published in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Ritual Studies, the Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Anthropology in Action, and the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures. He is also co-author (with Paul A. Erickson) of A History of Anthropological Theory (UTP Higher Education, 2013) and co-editor (with Paul A. Erickson) of Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory (UTP Higher Education, 2013). A specialist on religion in Northern Ireland, Murphy is also the author of Believing in Belfast: Charismatic Christianity after the Troubles (Carolina Academic Press, 2010). His current ethnographic research focuses on heavy metal and cultural identity in Western France.

Transcending Architecture

Author: Julio Bermudez
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813226798
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Architecture

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Religions in Practice

Author: John R. Bowen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315411071
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Religion

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.

Ritual and Belief

Author: David Hicks
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759118577
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Genre: Social Science

Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion is intended to satisfy the needs of students in undergraduate courses in the anthropology of religion and comparative religion. It may be used either as a stand-alone text or as a supplement. This is a text that is more instructor- and student-friendly than any other anthology currently available.

Anthropology and Religion

Author: Robert L. Winzeler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759121898
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Anthropology of Religion in a Globalizing World

Author: Ida Fadzillah Leggett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1138825018
Release Date: 2016-12-02

" Anthropology of Religion in a Globalizing World" focuses on religions and belief systems in a global, multi-cultural, popular, and constantly transforming world. Today s cultural groups exist across national borders and ethnic boundaries, and their religious ideologies rapidly adapt and follow suit. This book uses the lenses of gender, race, class, health and illness, the environment, and cyber space to present the concepts and interpretations of world religions and belief systems as modern, fluid, complex, and constantly changing, rather than static or outdated."


Author: Arnold Van Gennep
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593378361
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Rites and ceremonies

Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467299930
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft. In this book, you will learn topics such as Religious Symbols, Ritual, Altered States of Consciousness, and Religious Specialists plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Cultural Anthropology An Applied Perspective

Author: Gary Ferraro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285738499
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Explore cultural anthropology and its relevance in today's world with Gary Ferraro and Susan Andreatta's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE, Tenth Edition. This contemporary book provides interesting real-world examples and applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, helping readers appreciate other cultures as well as their own--and apply what they learn to situations in their personal and professional life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Anthropology of Religion

Author: Stephen D. Glazier
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: PSU:000044450106
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Religion

Providing an overview of significant topics and trends in the anthropology of religion, this work examines the varied manifestations of religion in diverse cultural contexts. Among the topics covered are Shamanism, snake handling and rituals in particular cultural traditions.