New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology: Witchcraft in the modern world

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Brian P. Levack
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 350 pages
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.
  

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Contents

lntroduction
137
HagRiding in NineteenthCentury West Country England and Modero
28
Witchcraft Beliefs in Prerevolutionary Russian and Ukrainian Villages
47
Alteroative Belief
71
Methodism the Clergy and the Popular Belief in Witchcraft and Magic
98
Witches Himmlers WitchTrial
113
Whose Enlightenment? Medicine Witchcraft Melancholia and Pathology
131
the Origins of
149
Witchcraft as Social Control among Franconian Peasants
241
The Old Vinegar Lady or the Judicial Moderoization of the Crime
261
The Rossshire Witchcraft Case of 1822
285
Traditional lndian Laws and Culture Conflict
291
An Examination of London
321
lf You are a Devil You Are a Witch and if You Are a Witch You are
342
Five Technologies of Power in Colonial
377
Witchcraft Trials in Cameroon
401

Contents
176
Contribution to Danish Ethnology
185
the Persecution of Witches in TwentiethCentury
215
The Symbolic Politics of Three WitchHunts in
423
Acknowledgments
449
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About the author (2001)

Brian P. Levack is John Green Regents Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. A former Guggenheim Fellow, his other writings on witchcraft include Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology (1992), The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (1995), and Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (1999). Dr. Levack is also a specialist in the history of early modern England and Scotland, and has written several books on the subject.

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