The anthropology of magic / Susan Greenwood.

"Magic is arguably the least understood subject in anthropology today. Exotic and fascinating, it offers us a glimpse into another world but it also threatens to undermine the foundations of anthropology due to its supposed irrational and non-scientific nature. Magic has thus often been 'e...

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Main Author: Greenwood, Susan.
Format: Book
Published: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009.
Edition:English ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Mystical mentality
  • Participation: a key to understanding magic
  • Magical connections and associations
  • Magical consciousness
  • A mythological language of magic
  • Webs of beliefs
  • Magic in everyday life
  • The nature of reality
  • "Not only, but also": a new attitude toward science.