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Monica Black , December 20th, 2020
From 1945 until the late 1950s, a wave of accusations of witchcraft swept through Germany, and tens of thousands of people flocked to wonder healers. But why? And…
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Alexandra Frankel , October 24th, 2018
Although it rarely results in accusations, violence, or exclusion, witchcraft has implications for relations of power and authority in Mexican Catholicism. In late September 2017, in the quiet…
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Taylor R. Genovese , July 6th, 2017
In Part 1, I wrote a gonzo ethnography about my experience at a rocket launch in Florida. For Part 2, I will be utilizing historical records, museum didactic…
Taylor R. Genovese , July 2nd, 2017
Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Taylor R. Genovese. Field Notes – September 8, 2016 (Cape Canaveral, Florida): I see the light and smoke first. The radiant fuel pours…
Nicole McMurray , May 9th, 2016
Background: A major challenge to outbreak control lies in early detection of viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) in local community contexts during the critical initial stages of an epidemic,…
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Emma Louise Backe , August 6th, 2015
By Emma Louise Backe Magic has returned to England. This past summer, two shows in particular dealt explicitly with the problem of magic, Penny Dreadful and the BBC…
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Maia , June 7th, 2015
Can anthropologists combine research on witchcraft with research on development? Why are some topics considered more relevant to understanding development issues than others? This post is a response…
Human Economy Blog , January 29th, 2014
Photo Credit: Erik Bähre By Erik Bähre This week we publish a guest feature by Erik Bähre, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology,…
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