The Meanings Of Magic

Author: Amy Wygant
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1800734123
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The notion of "magic" is a current popular culture phenomenon. Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, the commercial glamour of the footballer and the pop idol surround us with their charisma, enchantment, and charm. But magic also exerts a terrifying political hold upon us: bin Laden's alleged March 28 e-mail message spoke of the attacks on America in form of "crushing its towers, disgracing its arrogance, undoing its magic." The nine scholars included in this volume consider the cultural power of magic, from early Christianity and the ancient Mediterranean to the curious film career of Buffalo Bill, focusing on topics such as Surrealism, France in the classical age, alchemy, and American fundamentalism, ranging from popular to elite magic, from theory to practice, from demonology to exoticism, from the magic of memory to the magic of the stage. As these essays show, magic defines the limit of both science and religion but as such remains indefinable.
The Meanings of Magic
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Amy Wygant
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-12-01 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

The notion of "magic" is a current popular culture phenomenon. Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, the commercial glamour of the footballer and the pop idol surround us with their charisma, enchantment, and charm. But magic also exerts a terrifying political hold upon us: bin Laden's alleged March 28
The Meanings of Things
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: I. Hodder
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-12 - Publisher: Routledge

This unique and fascinating book concentrates on the varying roles and functions that material culture may play in almost all aspects of the social fabric of a given culture. The contributors, from Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, India, South America, the USA, and both Eastern and Western Europe, provide
Bach and the Meanings of Counterpoint
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: David Yearsley
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The Meanings of Magic
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Amy Wygant
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

The notion of "magic" is a current popular culture phenomenon. Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, the commercial glamour of the footballer and the pop idol surround us with their charisma, enchantment, and charm. But magic also exerts a terrifying political hold upon us: bin Laden's alleged March 28
The Meanings of
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Jerry Griswold
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-16 - Publisher: Broadview Press

Using Beaumont’s classic story as a touchstone, this work shows how “Beauty and the Beast” takes on different meanings as it is analyzed by psychologists, illustrated in picture books, adapted to the screen, and rewritten by contemporary writers. The Meanings of “Beauty and the Beast” provides expert commentary on the