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Powers of Good and Evil: Social Transformation and Popular Belief

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by Paul Clough
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Powers of Good and Evil: Social Transformation and Popular Belief by Paul Clough

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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Pages: 264
Size: 2.7 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2001
ISBN: 9781782387565 (DRM-PDF)

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