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Magic Witchcraft and Religion


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Chapter 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 Chapter 2: Myth, Symbolism, and Worldview 6 John Beattie, Nyoro Myth 7 Kirin Narayan, 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 Chapter 3: Rituals 11 Victor W. Turner, Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Period in Rites de Passage 12 Michael Atwood Mason, "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 Chapter 4: Shamans, Priests, and Prophets 16 Victor 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 Chapter 5: Altered States of Consciousness and the Religious Use of Drugs 21 M. Lewis, Trance and Possession 22 Sydney M. Greenfield, Hypnosis and Trance Induction in the Surgeries of Brazilian Spiritist Healer-Mediums 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 Chapter 6: Illness, Healing, and Religion 26 George M. 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 Kenyon, Zar as Modernization in Contemporary Sudan 30 Lee Gilmore, Embers, Dust, and Ashes: Pilgrimage and Healing at the Burning Man Festival Chapter 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 34 Barry S. Hewlett, Searching for the Truth: The Poison Oracle among Central African Foragers and Farmers 35 George Gmelch, Baseball Magic Chapter 8: Death, Ancestors, and Souls 36 Karen McCarthy Brown, Vodou 37 Peter A. Metcalf, Death Be Not Strange 38 Beth A. Conklin, Cannibal Epistemologies 39 Kristin Norget, Days of the Dead in Oaxaca 40 Margaret Lock, When Bodies Outlive Persons: Defining Brain Death Chapter 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 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

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