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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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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
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.
G.C. Nash
I can never get rid of my anthropology anthologies after class concludes and this will be no exception.
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Jackie Daggers
Had to get it for class, which we only read parts for. I had to go back and read the whole thing.
Becky Mcdaniel
Read this for a class back in school and it was a great book.
Required text for Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion.
May 23, 2011 Tyna added it
Old textbook. Good collection of articles.
This is my favorite textbook of all time.
For a textbook, it is excellent.
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