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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
Title variation
Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors & Gossip
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Language
eng
Summary
Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors, and Gossip combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis: the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumours and gossip. It shows how rumour and gossip are invariably important as catalysts for accusations of witchcraft and sorcery, and demonstrates the role of rumour 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, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. They include discussions of witchcraft trials in Essex, England 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 rumours of construction sacrifice in Indonesia
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UkCbUP
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Stewart, Pamela J
Dewey number
133.4/3
Index
index present
LC call number
GN475.5
LC item number
.S84 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Strathern, Andrew
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
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  • Witchcraft
  • Gossip
  • Social conflict
  • Violence
Label
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511616310
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511616310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511616310
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511616310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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