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

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This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter repr...more
Paperback, 556 pages
Published September 15th 2006 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published January 28th 1985)
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Christine
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...more
Angelique
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.
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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.
Audrey
Required text for Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion.
Tyna
Old textbook. Good collection of articles.
Heather
This is my favorite textbook of all time.
AF
For a textbook, it is excellent.
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