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Based on vivid and colorful case studies about Mafiosi, priests, mothers, and migrants, the author offers new perspectives on the anthropology of religion and magic through categories of landscape, the body, human practice, and material experience. The focus on women as religious practitioners is linked to the idea of religion as a primary mode of production that creates and helps to maintain human reserves in a fast changing, male-dominated world. Exploring aspects of spirit experiences, trance, the cult of saints, ...

Power and Magic in Italy 2010, Berghahn Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781845454821