Witchcraft Sorcery Rumors and Gossip

Witchcraft  Sorcery  Rumors and Gossip

This book demonstrates the role gossip plays in accusations of witchcraft and in widespread social violence.

Author: Pamela J. Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052100473X

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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This book demonstrates the role gossip plays in accusations of witchcraft and in widespread social violence.
Categories: Political Science

Gossip and Gender

Gossip and Gender

Stewart and Andrew Strathern, Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors, and Gossip, New
Departures in Anthropology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
161 This point is discussed regarding Eve's role as a gossiper/witch in paradise
in ...

Author: Marianne Bjelland Kartzow

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110215649

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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The frequent comments about gossip in the Pastoral Epistles are noteworthy, and it often has gender implications. Insights from the growing field of gossip studies from multiple disciplines help to interpret what role gossip plays, especially in relation to how power and authority are distributed and promoted. A presentation of various texts from antiquity shows that the relation between gossip and gender is multiple and complex: to gossip was typical for all women and risky for elite men who constantly had to defend their masculinity. The ancient gossip discourse helps to understand more of the social dynamics of early Christianity, to fill in the imaginative picture and generate ideas to how Christian identity and theology were constructed.
Categories: Religion

Impossible Citizens

Impossible Citizens

According to Stewart and Strathern, rumors abound in “networks of competitive
relationships marked by tension, distrust, ambiguity” (Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors
and Gossip, 55); it thus seems fitting that in a situation narrated by my informants
 ...

Author: Neha Vora

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822353935

Category: History

Page: 245

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Since the 1970s, Indian workers have flooded into Dubai, enabling its construction boom. Barred from becoming citizens, they comprise the emirate's largest noncitizen population. Neha Vora examines their existence in a state of permanent temporariness.
Categories: History

Daughters of Hecate

Daughters of Hecate

Stewart, D. E. The Arrow of Love: Optics, Gender, and Subjectivity in Medieval
Love Poetry. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2003. Stewart, Pamela J.,
and Andrew Strathern, eds. Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors and Gossip. Cambridge:
 ...

Author: Kimberly B. Stratton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190202149

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

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Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship. By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Terror and Violence

Terror and Violence

Rumours about terrorism may therefore certainly themselves produce terror and
may give rise to massive military action . ... WITCHCRAFT , SORCERY , AND
TERROR : A COMPARISON Our book , Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and
Gossip ...

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Anthropology, Culture and Soci

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120970590

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Categories: Political Science

Shamanism and Violence

Shamanism and Violence

Their most recent coauthored books include Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors, and
Gossip (2004);and Self andGroup: Kinship in Action (2011). Their recentco edited
books include Exchange and Sacrifice (2008), Religious and Ritual Change: ...

Author: Dr Davide Torri

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472402295

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Proposing a new theoretical framework, this book explores Shamanism’s links with violence from a global perspective. Contributors, renowned anthropologists and authorities in the field, draw on their research in Mongolia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Siberia, America, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan to investigate how indigenous shamanic cultures dealt, and are still dealing with, varying degrees of internal and external violence. During ceremonies shamans act like hunters and warriors, dealing with many states related to violence, such as collective and individual suffering, attack, conflict and antagonism. Indigenous religious complexes are often called to respond to direct and indirect competition with more established cultural and religious traditions which undermine the sociocultural structure, the sense of identity and the state of well-being of many indigenous groups. This book explores a more sensitive vision of shamanism, closer to the emic views of many indigenous groups.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Ritual Key Concepts in Religion

Ritual  Key Concepts in Religion

... Ireland and the European Union countries in general); and also New Zealand
and Australia. Their most recent co-authored books include Witchcraft, Sorcery,
Rumors, and Gossip (Cambridge University Press, 2004); Kinship in Action: Self
 ...

Author: Pamela J. Stewart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623568146

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Ritual has emerged as a major focus of academic interest. As a concept, the idea of ritual integrates the study of behavior both within and beyond the domain of religion. Ritual can be both secular and religious in character. There is renewed interest in questions such as: Why do rituals exist at all? What has been, and continues to be, their place in society? How do they change over time? Such questions exist against a backdrop of assumptions about development, modernization, and disenchantment of the world. Written with the specific needs of students of religious studies in mind, Ritual: Key Concepts in Religion surveys the field of ritual studies, looking at it both historically within anthropology and in terms of its contemporary relevance to world events.
Categories: Religion

Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Newsletter

Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Newsletter

This book combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis :
the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumours and gossip . It shows
how rumour and gossip are invariably important as catalysts for accusations of ...

Author: Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822030946180

Category: Ethnology

Page:

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Categories: Ethnology

Of Marriage Violence and Sorcery

Of Marriage  Violence and Sorcery

Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and Gossip . Cambridge : Cambridge University
Press . Strathern , Andrew , Pamela J . Stewart , and Neil Whitehead ( eds . ) (
2005 ) . Terror and Violence : The Imagination and the Unimaginable .
Forthcoming ...

Author: David McKnight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015061210772

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 240

This is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between marriage, violence and sorcery in an Australian Aboriginal community. Of Marriage, Violence and Sorcery offers an archive of valuable primary materials, drawing on the author's forty-year knowledge of the community on Mornington Island.
Categories: Social Science

Religion and Culture

Religion and Culture

P . Stewart and A . Strathern , Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors and Gossip (
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2004 ) . 17 . This point is made in
Brian Levack ' s excellent introductory account , The Witch - Hunt in Early Modern
Europe ...

Author: Raymond Scupin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030252100

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 885

For sophomore/junior-level courses in World Religions and Anthropology of Religion in departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Religion. Religion and Culture introduces students to the major World religions and aboriginal religious traditions. This edited volume presents all aspects of the anthropological perspective on religion. Contributing authors provide a unique assembly of various topics and traditions that are researched by contemporary anthropologists
Categories: Religion

Anthropology and Humanism

Anthropology and Humanism

Owen , Nancy H . 1981 Witchcraft in the West Indies : The Anthropologist as
Victim . Anthropology and Humanism ... Stewart , Pamela J . , and Andrew
Strathern 2004 Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and Gossip . Cambridge :
Cambridge ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132691663

Category: Anthropology

Page:

View: 217

Categories: Anthropology

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

With reference to these variously controversial terms , see for “ witchcraft ” and “
sorcery , ” Diane Ciekawy and Peter ... 3 ( 1998 ) , 165 - 92 ; Pamela Stewart and
Andrew Strathern , Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and Gossip ( Cambridge , 2003
) ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079677202

Category: Africa

Page:

View: 640

Categories: Africa

A History of Witchcraft

A History of Witchcraft

Stewart , Pamela J. Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and Gossip , Cambridge and
New York 2004 . Storms , Godfrid . Anglo - Saxon Magic , The Hague 1948 .
Tambiah , Stanley Jeyaraja . Magic , Science , Religion , and the Scope of
Rationality ...

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500286345

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 814

A revised and updated edition of the classic study on witchcraft examines the historical, anthropological, and religious manifestations of witchcraft, from ancient times to the present day, arguing that modern witchcraft in the West is in fact a serious religion that offers valuable insights. Original.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

WITCHES WESTERNERS AND HIV

WITCHES  WESTERNERS  AND HIV

Stewart , Pamela , and Andrew Strathern 2004 Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and
Gossip . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Strecker , Robert 1986 AIDS
Virus Infection . Letter to the Editor . Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine ...

Author: Alexander Rödlach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127451271

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

View: 579

A witch's curse, an imperialist conspiracy, a racist plot—HIV/AIDS is a catastrophic health crisis with complex cultural dimensions. From small villages to the international system, explanations of where it comes from, who gets it, and who dies are tied to political agendas, religious beliefs, and the psychology of devastating grief. Frequently these explanations conflict with science and clash with prevention and treatment programs. In Witches, Westerners, and HIV Alexander Rödlach draws on a decade of research and work in Zimbabwe to compare beliefs about witchcraft and conspiracy theories surrounding HIV/AIDS in Africa. He shows how both types of beliefs are part of a process of blaming others for AIDS, a process that occurs around the globe but takes on local, culturally specific forms. He also demonstrates the impact of these beliefs on public health and advocacy programs, arguing that cultural misunderstandings contribute to the failure of many well-intentioned efforts. This insightful book provides a cultural perspective essential for everyone interested in AIDS and cross-cultural health issues.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Information Warfare and Organizational Decision making

Information Warfare and Organizational Decision making

[ 66 ] Ponting , J. , “ Rumor Control Centers : Their Emergence and Operations , ”
American Behavioral Scientist , Vol . 16 , No. ... [ 72 ] Stewart , P. , and A.
Strathern , Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and Gossip , Cambridge , U.K .:
Cambridge ...

Author: Alexander Kott

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: OSU:32435078255395

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

View: 875

This volume shows how to mitigate attacks on organizational decision-making and predict the impact of attacks on robustness, quality, and timeliness of an organization. Moreover, this book explains how to manage, in real time, the processes of attacking enemy organizations or defending friendly ones. By integrating artificial intelligence, game theory, control theory, management science, organizational science, and cognitive modeling, this resource helps professionals rethink the relations between organization, warfare, and information.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Embodying Modernity and Postmodernity

Embodying Modernity and Postmodernity

2004b . Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors and Gossip . New Departures in
Anthropology Series . Cambridge ... Sorcery , Rumors and Gossip .
Contemporary Issues . In A . Strathern and P . J . Stewart , Rumor , Imagination ,
The Body , and History .

Author: Sandra C. Bamford

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000109879605

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 326

This book is a part of the Ritual Studies Monograph series.This collection of original essays critically examines the relationship between ritual, embodiment, and social change in the South Pacific. Over the past few decades, the societies of Melanesia have undergone profound and revolutionary social change. Encounters with colonialism, postcolonialism, and the forces of globalization have put indigenous peoples in touch with processes of state formation, late capitalist culture, and the emergence of a complex network of transnational identities. In addition to shaping the contours of the nation state, these developments are having a profound impact on the nature of embodied experience. In recent years, many Melanesian societies have witnessed the rise of charismatic Christianity, changing gender configurations, and the growing use of consumerism as a means of defining new social and political hierarchies.Embodying Modernity and Postmodernity provides detailed analyses of those social changes that are becoming part of contemporary Melanesia. Written by scholarly experts with first-hand fieldwork experience, this volume furnishes novel insights concerning the social implications of modernity and postmodernity. More specifically, it addresses two interrelated themes: how the rise of new social and economic forms has influenced the ways in which Melanesians think about, experience and act upon their bodies, and the ways in which these new forms of bodily experience contribute to the emergence of new social and cultural identities.
Categories: Social Science

From Mogadishu to Dixon

From Mogadishu to Dixon

The latter refers to unsubstantiated information, that may pass in wider networks (
and areas) than gossip. Gossip may proceed into circuits of rumor and vice versa.
(See Stewart, P. J., & Strathern, A. (2004). Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and ...

Author: Abdi Kusow

Publisher: Red Sea Press(NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015077632431

Category: African diaspora

Page: 335

View: 199

For nearly two decades, and particularly since the civil war, Somali men, women - and sometimes even children without family - fled the country in droves. This book represents the first attempt to map the social and cultural contours of the Somali diaspora in a global context. Using case studies from Somali communities in Africa, Europe and North America, the contributors to this volume construct a global framework for studying the Somali diaspora - comparing dispersed Somalis in different cultural, economic, political and racial contexts.
Categories: African diaspora

The Sign of the Witch

The Sign of the Witch

These two perspectives , the perspective of gossip and the perspective of
shamanic practice , can both help to enrich the kinds of materials Dr . Waldron
ably covers in his own analytical ... Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors , and Gossip .

Author: David Waldron

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077636044

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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The witch is a uniquely powerful image in Western society. It is a symbol alternately vilified, ridiculed and idealised by differing sectors of society and is a powerful symbol in Western mythology. This book traces the evolution of the modern representations of Witchcraft and Paganism from the popular imaginings of witchcraft in 16th-century England to their contemporary manifestations amongst neo-Pagan and Wiccan religious movements in America, Australia and Great Britain today. Tracing how this symbol is continually constructed and reconstructed by the neo-Pagan movement is indicative of broader social, political and cultural issues arising out of the interaction of Romantic and Enlightenment epistemes in Western society. Central to this process is the locating of representations of witchcraft within the twin discourses of romanticism and enlightenment modernity. Beginning with the aftermath of the English witch hunting craze of the 17th century, the book examines how the witch transformed from a symbol of ridicule during the enlightenment to an idealised symbol of romantic rebellion which led to its systemic adoption by romantic religious and political movements. Along the path it examines the development of the neo-Pagan movement from 19th-century Romantic pagan revivals, to Gardners Wiccan movement, the sixties counter culture, the rise of eco-feminist neo-Paganism and the contemporary phenomena of "teen witches" and pop commercialization.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Anthropology and Religion

Anthropology and Religion

lthough there is no unanimity regarding the exact scholarly meaning of witchcraft
and sorcery, these terms are widely taken to ... are rumors, gossip, and
accusation and the things done to discover and deal with suspected witches or
sorcerers.

Author: Robert L. Winzeler

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 9780759121911

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 680

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this revised and updated text, hailed as the “best general text on religion in anthropology available,” offers an introduction to what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it since the late 19th century.
Categories: Social Science

Patrons and Petitioners

Patrons and Petitioners

By looking at Seville as a set of gossip cells in conversation within themselves
and with each other , we can see how different ... Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew
Strathern , Witchcraft , Sorcery , Rumors and Gossip ( Cambridge : Cambridge ...

Author: Daniel Harlan Max Berenberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009464942

Category: Saints

Page: 666

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Categories: Saints