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2008 | 56 | 2 | 130-146
Article title

ENEMY FROM WITHIN AND HIS REPUTATION: INVESTIGATION OF WITCHCRAFT AND GOSSIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY (Nepriatel zvnutra a jeho povest: skumanie bosoractva a klebiet v antropologii)

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Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
The paper deals with investigation of witchcraft and gossip in anthropology. These two phenomena are interconnected and they have been examined by scholars since the early period of anthropological research. Anthropologists didn't deny that both witchcraft and gossip have psychological dimension, but it was not easy to deal with them theoretically. After presentation of the key points of anthropological investigation of witchcraft and gossip the authoress introduces the current perspective of evolutionary psychology. This psychology integrates principles and results which are drawn from evolutionary biology, cognitive science, anthropology, and neuroscience.
Year
Volume
56
Issue
2
Pages
130-146
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Tatiana Buzekova, Etnologicky ustav SAV, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic; www.uet.sav.sk/slovenskynarodopis.htm
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09SKAAAA064813
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.56c49a51-4933-3583-97d1-dd20d5abf495
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