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The myth of disenchantment : magic, modernity, and the birth of the human sciences

Author: Jason Ānanda Josephson
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A great many theorists have argued that the defining feature of modernity is that people no longer believe in spirits, myths, or magic. Jason A. Josephson-Storm argues that as broad cultural history goes, this narrative is wrong, as attempts to suppress magic have failed more often than they have succeeded.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Ānanda Josephson
ISBN: 9780226403533 022640353X
OCLC Number: 1021069964
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Responsibility: Jason A. Josephson-Storm.

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A great many theorists have argued that the defining feature of modernity is that people no longer believe in spirits, myths, or magic. Jason A. Josephson-Storm argues that as broad cultural history goes, this narrative is wrong, as attempts to suppress magic have failed more often than they have succeeded.

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