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Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural

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This is a comparative reader that takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar.
Paperback, 456 pages
Published July 14th 2000 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published January 28th 1985)
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Christine
Dec 03, 2008 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I had to pick this up for my anthropology class. I was excited to learn about the subject, but I was dismayed when I saw this book. It's dense, with no pictures. I started reading it because I had to and I was surprised at how interesting it was. It covers a very wide range of topics, from the classics to somewhat modern ones.

This textbook is really just a bunch of articles bound up as a textbook, with a couple introductions. (Which are one of the best parts.) So don't expect it to be some kind
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Angelique
Jun 05, 2013 Angelique rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very informative as it covered a wide range of subjects, but I was disappointed that it is a collection of various articles with no commentary between connecting the dots. It was one story, to the next. Great read overall, but felt like it was missing something.
Gabrielle Carolina Nash
I can never get rid of my anthropology anthologies after class concludes and this will be no exception.
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May 12, 2011 Daliserx rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 21, 2012 Jackie Daggers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Had to get it for class, which we only read parts for. I had to go back and read the whole thing.
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Jul 19, 2012 Becky Mcdaniel rated it really liked it
Read this for a class back in school and it was a great book.
Audrey
May 06, 2011 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Required text for Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion.
Tyna
May 23, 2011 Tyna added it
Old textbook. Good collection of articles.
Heather
May 25, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite textbook of all time.
AF
Sep 16, 2007 AF rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a textbook, it is excellent.
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