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Witchcraft Accusations and Persecutions as a Mechanism for the Marginalisation of Women

Witchcraft Accusations and Persecutions as a Mechanism for the Marginalisation of Women

  • Author: Samantha Spence
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527502686
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 283
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This books draws on feminist commentary from the disciplines of anthropology, history, law, politics and sociology in order to deal with the phenomenon of modern-day witchcraft. It focuses on the re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in contemporary society, suggesting that witchcraft accusations and persecution are being used as a marginalisation mechanism of women. The re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in contemporary society and the prevalence of the violence associated with such beliefs has received little attention within academic literature, yet witchcraft-related violence against women is, progressively, becoming one of the most pervasive forms of violence facing women today. This book addresses this gap in the literature, discussing the return of witchcraft beliefs to contemporary society, whilst assessing the effectiveness of international human rights law in protecting women from witchcraft accusations and persecution.

The Joy of the Gospel

The Joy of the Gospel

Evangelii Gaudium

  • Author: Pope Francis
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 0553419544
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

Sacrificed Lives

Sacrificed Lives

Kristeva on Women and Violence

  • Author: Martha J. Reineke
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253211286
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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In this well-crafted and scholarly work, Reineke argues that an analysis of the contemporary culture of violence through the lens of gender reveals a sacrificial economy." --Religious Studies Review ... handled with the kind of concise, cogent, and insightful criticism that readers of Reineke have come to expect... " --Women's Studies International Forum By elaborating key notions of Kristeva in the context of her questions about violence, Reineke develops aspects of Kristeva's work that will interest not only students of Kristeva, but those who are interested in all forms of social violence, feminist theory, and women's issues as well." --Tamsin Lorraine Why did medieval women mystics starve themselves? Why were "witches" hunted, tortured, and killed? Why has the Christian West found maternal figures threatening? To answer these questions, Reineke advances a theory of sacrifice, inspired by Julia Kristeva and René Girard, that attempts to account for women's special vulnerability to violence in Western culture.

The Witches of Selwood Forest

The Witches of Selwood Forest

Witchcraft and Demonism in the West of England, 1625-1700

  • Author: Andrew Pickering
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443893927
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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The ancient forest of Selwood straddles the borders of Somerset and Wiltshire and terminates in the south where these counties meet Dorset. Until now, a comprehensive study of its exceptionally rich history of demonological beliefs and witchcraft persecution in the early modern period has not been attempted. This book explores the connections between important theological texts written in the region, notably Richard Bernard’s Guide to the Grand-Jury Men (1627) and Joseph Glanvill’s Saducismus Triumphatus (1681), influential local families such as the Hunts and the Hills, and the extraordinary witchcraft episodes associated with Shepton Mallet, Brewham, Stoke Trister, and elsewhere. In particular, it focuses on a little-known case in the village of Beckington in 1689, and shows how this was not a late, isolated episode, but an integral part of the wider Selwood Forest witchcraft story.

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062316109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

  • Author: Steven Pinker
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525427570
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 556
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An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

  • Author: Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136807047
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

Emotions in the History of Witchcraft

Emotions in the History of Witchcraft

  • Author: Laura Kounine,Michael Ostling
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137529032
  • Category: History
  • Page: 321
  • View: 4317
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Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present. Witchcraft is an intensely emotional crime, rooted in the belief that envy and spite can cause illness or even death. Witch-trials in turn are emotionally driven by the grief of alleged victims and by the fears of magistrates and demonologists. With examples ranging from Russia to New England, Germany to Cameroon, chapters cover the representation of emotional witches in demonology and art; the gendering of witchcraft as female envy or male rage; witchcraft as a form of bullying and witchcraft accusation as a form of therapy; love magic and demon-lovers; and the affective memorialization of the “Burning Times” among contemporary Pagan feminists. Wide-ranging and methodologically diverse, the book is appropriate for scholars of witchcraft, gender, and emotions; for graduate or undergraduate courses, and for the interested general reader.

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

  • Author: William Rowley,Peter Corbin,Thomas Dekker,John Ford
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719052477
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 149
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The Witch of Edmonton has received considerable attention recently both from scholars and critics interested in witchcraft practices and also from the directors in the theatre. The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother Sawyer and her local community in the grip of a witch-mania reflecting popular belief and superstition of the time. This edition offers a thorough reconsideration of the text with a complete transcription of the original pamphlet by Henry Goodcole. This edition will be of particular interest not only to students of Renaissance Drama but also of the cultural history of the seventeenth century. Open University adopted text (for their new Renaissance Drama module).

Entangled Histories

Entangled Histories

Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century

  • Author: Elisheva Baumgarten,Ruth Mazo Karras,Katelyn Mesler
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812248686
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
  • View: 8528
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Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century provides a multifaceted account of Jewish life in Europe and the Mediterranean basin at a time when economic, cultural, and intellectual encounters coincided with heightened interfaith animosity.

Beyond the Witch Trials

Beyond the Witch Trials

Witchcraft and Magic in Enlightenment Europe

  • Author: Owen Davies,Willem De Blécourt
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719066603
  • Category: History
  • Page: 211
  • View: 5249
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Beyond the witch trials provides an important collection of essays on the nature of witchcraft and magic in European society during the Enlightenment. The book is innovative not only because it pushes forward the study of witchcraft into the eighteenth century, but because it provides the reader with a challenging variety of different approaches and sources of information. The essays, which cover England, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, examine the experience of and attitudes towards witchcraft from both above and below. While they demonstrate the continued widespread fear of witches amongst the masses, they also provide a corrective to the notion that intellectual society lost interest in the question of witchcraft. While witchcraft prosecutions were comparatively rare by the mid-eighteenth century, the intellectual debate did no disappear; it either became more private or refocused on such issues as possession. The contributors come from different academic disciplines, and by borrowing from literary theory, archaeology and folklore they move beyond the usual historical perspectives and sources. They emphasise the importance of studying such themes as the aftermath of witch trials, the continued role of cunning-folk in society, and the nature of the witchcraft discourse in different social contexts. This book will be essential reading for those interested in the decline of the European witch trials and the continued importance of witchcraft and magic during the Enlightenment. More generally it will appeal to those with a lively interest in the cultural history of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is the first of a two-volume set of books looking at the phenomenon of witchcraft, magic and the occult in Europe since the seventeenth century.

Witches, Sluts, Feminists

Witches, Sluts, Feminists

Conjuring the Sex Positive

  • Author: Kristen J. Sollée
  • Publisher: Threel Media
  • ISBN: 9780996485272
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 176
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Exposing how "witch" and "slut" are used to police female sexuality, the author rehabilitates these sex positive archetypes.

Witchcraft and Demonology in Hungary and Transylvania

Witchcraft and Demonology in Hungary and Transylvania

  • Author: Gábor Klaniczay,Éva Pócs
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319547569
  • Category: History
  • Page: 412
  • View: 8369
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This book provides a selection of studies on witchcraft and demonology by those involved in an interdisciplinary research group begun in Hungary thirty years ago. They examine urban and rural witchcraft conflicts from early modern times to the present, from a region hitherto rarely taken into consideration in witchcraft research. Special attention is given to healers, midwives, and cunning folk, including archaic sorcerer figures such as the táltos; whose ambivalent role is analysed in social, legal, medical and religious contexts. This volume examines how waves of persecution emerged and declined, and how witchcraft was decriminalised. Fascinating case-studies on vindictive witch-hunters, quarrelling neighbours, rivalling midwives, cunning shepherds, weather magician impostors, and exorcist Franciscan friars provide a colourful picture of Hungarian and Transylvanian folk beliefs and mythologies, as well as insights into historical and contemporary issues.

Human Trafficking, Human Misery

Human Trafficking, Human Misery

The Global Trade in Human Beings

  • Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 0275994813
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 285
  • View: 8781
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This volume takes a global perspective and uses first-hand accounts and stories to examine the problem of human trafficking in its various manifestations around the world.

Pouvoirs de L'horreur (English)

Pouvoirs de L'horreur (English)

  • Author: Julia Kristeva
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231053471
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 219
  • View: 3620
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Powers of Horror is an excellent introduction to an aspect of contemporary French literature which has been allowed to become somewhat neglected in the current emphasis on para-philosophical modes of discourse."

The Uninvited

The Uninvited

Refugees at the Rich Man's Gate

  • Author: Jeremy Harding
  • Publisher: Profile Books Limited
  • ISBN: 9781861972118
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 128
  • View: 8769
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Documentary journalism! Part one reports on the influx of refugees to Europe coming from Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, North Africa and part two gives an overview of the European asylum debate by looking at the situation of the growing numbers of illegal immigrants.

Black Skin, White Masks

Black Skin, White Masks

  • Author: Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802197604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.

OVERPOWERING WITCHCRAFT

OVERPOWERING WITCHCRAFT

  • Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya
  • Publisher: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 186
  • View: 7586
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Books on special areas of spiritual warfare and deliverance are rare. Much more scarce are books on witchcraft operations. The fact that many people go through witchcraft has made books on the subject of witchcraft to be high in demand. This uncommon book offers, in one breath, deliverance prayers, secrets of power over witchcraft, help for those who are going through witchcraft attacks and principles of staying free from attacks from the quarters of witchcraft practitioners. It is a must read for those who seek complete victory over witchcraft.

Dulcibel

Dulcibel

A Tale of Old Salem

  • Author: Henry Peterson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Witchcraft
  • Page: 402
  • View: 5941
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The Amnesty International Report

The Amnesty International Report

  • Author: Amnesty International
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civil rights
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 4121
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