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Making magic : religion, magic, and science in the modern world

Author: Randall Styers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Randall Styers seeks to account for the vitality of scholarly discourse purporting to define and explain magic despite its failure to do just that. He argues that it can best be explained in light of the European and Euro-American drive to establish and secure their own identity as normative.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Styers
ISBN: 0195151070 9780195151077 0195169417 9780195169416
OCLC Number: 52412326
Description: vi, 290 pages ; 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.
Responsibility: Randall Styers.
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As a category, however, magic has remained stubbornly amorphous. Randall Styers seeks to account for the extraordinary vitality of scholarly discourse purporting to define and explain magic despite  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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