1980, English, French, Book, Illustrated edition: Deadly words : witchcraft in the bocage / Jeanne Favret-Saada ; translated by Catherine Cullen. Favret-Saada, Jeanne.

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Deadly words : witchcraft in the bocage / Jeanne Favret-Saada ; translated by Catherine Cullen
 
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Physical Description
  • vii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Published
  • Cambridge [Eng.] : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Language
  • English
  • French

Edition details

Title
  • Deadly words : witchcraft in the bocage /​ Jeanne Favret-Saada ; translated by Catherine Cullen.
Uniform Title
  • Mots, la mort, les sorts. English
Also Titled
  • Mots, la mort, les sorts
Author
  • Favret-Saada, Jeanne.
Published
  • Cambridge [Eng.] : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • vii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • This book examines witchcraft beliefs and experiences in the Bocage, a rural area of western France. It also introduces a powerful theoretical attitude towards the progress of the ethnographer's enquiries, suggesting that a full knowledge of witchcraft involves being 'caught up' in it oneself. In the Bocage, being bewitched is to be 'caught' in a sequence of misfortunes: a heifer dies, the wife has a miscarriage, the child is covered in spots, the car runs into a ditch, the milk cannot be churned, the geese become panic-stricken, or the bride-to-be wastes away. According to those who are bewitched, the culprit is someone in the neighbourhood: the witch, who can cast a spell with a word, a touch or a look, and whose 'power' comes from a book of spells inherited from an ancestor. Only a professional magician, an 'unwitcher', has any chance of breaking the succession of misfortunes which befall those who have been bewitched. He undertakes a battle of magic with the suspected witch, a battle which is eventually fatal. [publisher]
Contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Part I. There Must Be a Subject; Section 1. The Way Things Are Said: 1. The mirror-image of an academic; 2. Words spoken with insistence; 3. When words wage war; Section 2. Between 'Caught' and Catching: 1. Those who haven't been caught can't talk about it; 2. A name added to a position; 3. Taking one's distances from whom (or what)?; Section 3. When the Text Has its Own Foreword; Part II. The Realm of Secrecy; Section 4. Someone Must Be Credulous; Section 5. Tempted By the Impossible; Section 6. The Less One Talks, The Less One Is Caught; Part III. Telling It All; Section 7. If You Could Do Something: 1. A bewitched in hospital; 2. She a magician?; 3. The misunderstanding; 4. Impotent against impotence; Section 8. The Omnipotent Witch: 1. The imperishable bastard; 2. Speaking; 3. Touching; 4. Looking; 5. A death at the crossroads; 6. Ex post facto; Section 9. Taking Over: 1. Inexplicable misfortunes; 2. The other witch; Section 10. To Return Evil for Evil: 1. Madame Marie from Alenȯn; 2. Madame Marie from Ize;; 3. If you feel capable; Section 11. Mid-way Speculations: 1. Concepts and presuppositions; 2. Attack by witchcraft and its warding off; Appendices; References.
Notes
  • Originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 1977.
  • Translation of: Les mots, la mort, les sorts.
  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography: p. 272-273.
  • Legacy 2018
Language
  • English
  • French
ISBN
  • 0521297877 (pbk.)
  • 0521223172
Dewey Number
  • 133.4/​3/​09441
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