The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft
This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Reviewers describe the text as vivid, rich, user-friendly, accessible, and well-organized.
The text examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporatin...more
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This books also talks about how some people take religion too far and how they are not the norm. Which i believe is a great topic to discuss especially because of the current events taking place now.
The depth of some topics is a bit light, but the "easy reading" writing style makes the trade-off worth it. The book is definitely written from a position of cultural relativism, though, which makes discussion a bit lacking at times - culture's beliefs are stated as fact and left alone. For higher level cou ...more
This book was required but overall it was a good read. Ended up with an A so it was easily read although the course itself was challenging. As long as you enjoy anthropology you will enjoy this book.
This is a great book of you want to learn and see beliefs, magic, and rituals in a different light. Having used this book for the class gave me a new appreciation the things other cultures do different.