Exorcising the Trouble Makers: Magic, Science, and Culture

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The very human need for religion and magic as supplements to scientific and technological knowledge is the subject of this work. In 1942 Hsu witnessed a cholera epidemic in a small rural settlement in Yunnan province, China, and found that, contrary to anthropological expectations, the Chinese responded to the crisis with a combination of conciliatory rituals and practical hygienic measures. More than thirty years later, he witnessed the elaborate ritualistic prepartions for another epidemic in the Shatin sub-division of ...

Exorcising the Trouble Makers: Magic, Science, and Culture 1983, Greenwood, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313237805

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