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.
This book is a series of articles focusing on religious practices all over the world. This compilation is so insightlful you will be shocked at what you did NOT know! Great for Anthropologists and Social Scientists of all kinds. I would also recommend social media personel become familiar with this text as it is a great reference guide for many questions regarding culture and religion.
I’m taking an anthropology class, the book is required. It’s pretty good, it’s pretty wordy just to get a few points through.
This is a book is one of the texts set for one of my second year Anthropology classes. We use the texts almost exclusively, and I have found the texts and course facinating. Cheers.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 9 edition (September 27, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0078034949
- ISBN-13: 978-0078034947
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.2 x 0.8 inches