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Animal Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

No clear demarcation line separates humans from animals in Banaras, either in theory or in practice. Just as Americans speak English with little reflection on rules of grammar, so Banarsis interact ... More


Chance and the Work of Enchantment

David Morgan

in Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190272111
eISBN:
9780190862206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272111.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the most fundamental features of the universe is randomness or chance, even if some religions have sought to deny its existence by attributing every unexpected turn of events to the mystery of ... More


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