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Naming the witch

Author: James T Siegel
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Naming the Witch explores the recent series of witchcraft accusations and killings in East Java, which spread as the Suharto regime slipped into crisis and then fell.

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Named Person: Claude Lévi-Strauss; E E Evans-Pritchard; Claude Lévi-Strauss; E E Evans-Pritchard; E E Evans-Pritchard; Claude Lévi-Strauss
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James T Siegel
ISBN: 0804751943 9780804751940 0804751951 9780804751957
OCLC Number: 60515404
Description: xiii, 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: The magic word --
The truth of sorcery --
Voodoo death --
Institutionalizing witchcraft --
Part II: Witches resurrected --
Suharto, witches --
Menace from all directions --
Naming the witch --
Epilogue: Magic out of place : singularity and convention.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: James Siegel.
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"...this monograph [is] a major contribution and should help to put the purportedly old-fashioned topic of witches and witchcraft accusations back into the centre of anthropological study of Asia." - Read more...

 
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