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ISBN-10: 0990505049
ISBN-13: 9780990505044
Publisher: Hau
Publish Date: 03/15/2015
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.90" W, 0.40" H

The Anti-Witch

Translator: Matthew Carey
Foreword by: Veena Das

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Price: $25.00

Overview

Jeanne Favret-Saada is arguably one of France’s most brilliant anthropologists, and The Anti-Witch is nothing less than a masterpiece. A synthesis of ethnographic theory and psychoanalytic revelation, where the line between researcher and subject is blurred–if not erased–The Anti-Witch develops the contours of an anthropology of therapy, while deeply engaging with what it means to be caught in the logic of witchcraft. Through an intimate and provocative sharing of the ethnographic voice with Madame Flora, a “dewitcher,” Favret-Saada delivers a critical challenge to some of anthropology’s fundamental concepts.

Sure to be of interest to practitioners of psychoanalysis as well as to anthropologists, The Anti-Witch will bring a new generation of scholars into conversation with the work of a truly innovative thinker.

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"Slender but thought-provoking book is more profound. . . . Favret-Saada thinks about witchcraft differently. She sees these dewitchers as practicising a kind of therapy. She sees them as giving their depressed clients a new way of thinking about their situation, with new tasks to act on and new goals to focus on. And she describes the way these new tasks help them feel differently about their force and the world."
– "Times Literary Supplement"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0990505049
ISBN-13: 9780990505044
Publisher: Hau
Publish Date: 03/15/2015
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.90" W, 0.40" H
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