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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0195151070 9780195151077 0195169417 9780195169416|
|Description:||vi, 290 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The emergence of magic in the modern world --
Magic and the regulation of piety --
Magic and the regulation of reason --
Magic and the regulation of desire.
|Series Title:||Reflection and theory in the study of religion.|
"Magic has always been a marginal, umbrageous subject. Despite numerous attempts, no philosopher, scientific observer, or cultural theoretician has managed to describe its essential nature or to