Powers of good and evil : moralities, commodities and popular belief

edited by Paul Clough and Jon P. Mitchell

A key theme in the anthropology of beliefs is the relationship between socio-economic change and changes in the belief system. It has been widely argued that rapid economic change, particularly the introduction of capitalism, leads to an increase in beliefs in, and representations of, evil and the devil. These beliefs, it is argued, constitute forms of resistance to, or rejection of, "modernity." This volume builds on these arguments, suggesting that rather than an indigenous resistance to capitalism, such representations signal a profound moral ambivalence towards the socio-economic process inherent in capitalist economy. Using a range of examples, from Surinamese zombies to American horror films, it demonstrates the extent to which evil imagery is linked to a fear of excess, particularly in situations where people find themselves, or perceive themselves, to be peripheral to the centers of political, economic, and cultural power.

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"...lively and ethnographically interesting. This makes Powers of Good and Evil an excellent teaching resource." * Ethnos A key theme in the anthropology of beliefs is the relationship between socio-economic change and changes in the belief system. It has been widely argued that rapid economic change, particularly the introduction of capitalism, leads to an increase in beliefs in, and representations of, evil and the devil. These beliefs, it is argued, constitute forms of resistance to, or rejection of, "modernity." This volume builds on these arguments, suggesting that rather than an indigenous resistance to capitalism, such representations signal a profound moral ambivalence towards the socio-economic process inherent in capitalist economy. Using a range of examples, from Surinamese zombies to American horror films, it demonstrates the extent to which evil imagery is linked to a fear of excess, particularly in situations where people find themselves, or perceive themselves, to be peripheral to the centers of political, economic, and cultural power. Paul Clough is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Malta. Jon P. Mitchell is Lecturer in Cultural and Community Studies at the University of Sussex.

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[目次]

  • List of Illustrations Introduction Jon P. Mitchell Chapter 1. Dangerous Creatures and the Enchantment of Modern Life Bonno Thoden van Velzen and Ineke van Wetering Chapter 2. Witchcraft and New Forms of Wealth: Regional Variations in South and West Cameroon Peter Geschiere Chapter 3. The Devil, Satanism and the Evil Eye in Contemporary Malta Jon P. Mitchell Chapter 4. 'You Devil, Go Away from Me!' Pentecostalist African Christianity and the Powers of Good and Evil Birgit Meyer Chapter 5. Modernity, Crisis, and the Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Maltese Islands Nadia Theuma Chapter 6. Good, Evil and Godhood: Mormon Morality in the Material World Hildi J. Mitchell Chapter 7. The State and the Empire of Evil Jojada Verrips Chapter 8. The Iconography of Evil in Maltese Art Isabelle Borg Conclusions: The Political Economy behind the Powers of Good and Evil Paul Clough Index

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[目次]

  • List of Illustrations Introduction Jon P. Mitchell Chapter 1. Dangerous Creatures and the Enchantment of Modern Life Bonno Thoden van Velzen and Ineke van Wetering Chapter 2. Witchcraft and New Forms of Wealth: Regional Variations in South and West Cameroon Peter Geschiere Chapter 3. The Devil, Satanism and the Evil Eye in Contemporary Malta Jon P. Mitchell Chapter 4. 'You Devil, Go Away from Me!' Pentecostalist African Christianity and the Powers of Good and Evil Birgit Meyer Chapter 5. Modernity, Crisis, and the Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Maltese Islands Nadia Theuma Chapter 6. Good, Evil and Godhood: Mormon Morality in the Material World Hildi J. Mitchell Chapter 7. The State and the Empire of Evil Jojada Verrips Chapter 8. The Iconography of Evil in Maltese Art Isabelle Borg Conclusions: The Political Economy behind the Powers of Good and Evil Paul Clough Index

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書名 Powers of good and evil : moralities, commodities and popular belief
著作者等 Clough, Paul
Mitchell, Jon P.
書名別名 Powers of good and evil : social transformation and popular belief
出版元 Berghahn Books
刊行年月 2001
版表示 illustrated ed
ページ数 vii, 256 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 1571813136
1571819924
NCID BA53738142
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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