Monday, 17 January 2011
witchcraft & sorcery studies
Frame-worthy modernist graphic design, perfect subject matter (the sociology of witches and sorcerers in history and culture) and timing combined in this book from 1970. Perhaps aptly, while the book's cover might suggest plenty of material about the occult taking over western popular culture in the late 60s, the academic essays within concentrate on ethnographic and historical studies, and only go as far as the McCarthy witch-hunts of the 1950s. I've added a bit more about the book and its inspiration - witchcraft and sorcery social anthropology mentor, Professor EE Evans-Pritchard - over at my place.