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Spellbound

Woman and Witchcraft in America
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ISBN-13:
9781461642565
Seiten:
276
Autor:
Elizabeth Reis
Serie:
The Worlds of Women Series
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America is a collection of twelve articles that explore crucial events in the history of witch-hunting and its demonization of women in American and American women's own use of witchcraft as a source of identity and strength, as well as the complicated relationship between the two. Beginning with the accused 'witches' of colonial America,
Spellbound extends its focus through the nineteenth century to explore women's involvement with alternative spiritualities, and culminates with examinations of the contemporary feminist neopagan and Goddess movements.
Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America is a collection of twelve articles that explore crucial events in the history of witch-hunting and its demonization of women in American and American women's own use of witchcraft as a source of identity and strength, as well as the complicated relationship between the two. Beginning with the accused 'witches' of colonial America, Spellbound extends its focus through the nineteenth century to explore women's involvement with alternative spiritualities, and culminates with examinations of the contemporary feminist neopagan and Goddess movements.
Chapter 1 The Economic Basis of Witchcraft

Chapter 2 Female Speech and Other Demons: Witchcraft and Wordcraft in Early New England

Chapter 3 Gender and the Meanings of Confession in Early New England

Chapter 4 Dark Eve

Chapter 5 "The Devil Will Roar in Me Anon": The Possession of Martha Roberson, Boston, 1741

Chapter 6 Seneca Possessed: Colonialism, Witchcraft, and Gender in the Time of Handsome Lake

Chapter 7 Sojourner Truth's Religion in Her Moment of Pentecostalism and Witchcraft

Chapter 8 "Hoodoo? God Do": African American Women and Contested Spirituality in the Spiritual Churches of New Orleans

Chapter 9 Red Lilac of the Cayugas: Traditional Indian Laws and Culture Conflict in a Witchcraft Trial in Buffalo, New York, 1930

Chapter 10 Witchcraft as Goddess Religion

Chapter 11 Affinities and Appropriations in Feminist Spirituality

Chapter 12 In Whose Image? Misogynist Trends in the Construction of Goddess and Woman