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The Anti-Witch
by Jeanne Favret-Saada
translated by Matthew Carey
foreword by Veena Das
HAU, 2015
eISBN: 978-1-912808-03-8 | Paper: 978-0-9905050-4-4
Library of Congress Classification BF1582.F37513 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 133.430944

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Jeanne Favret-Saada is arguably one of France’s most brilliant anthropologists, and The Anti-Witch is nothing less than a masterpiece. A synthesis of ethnographic theory and psychoanalytic revelation, where the line between researcher and subject is blurred—if not erased—The Anti-Witch develops the contours of an anthropology of therapy, while deeply engaging with what it means to be caught in the logic of witchcraft. Through an intimate and provocative sharing of the ethnographic voice with Madame Flora, a “dewitcher,” Favret-Saada delivers a critical challenge to some of anthropology’s fundamental concepts.


Sure to be of interest to practitioners of psychoanalysis as well as to anthropologists, The Anti-Witch will bring a new generation of scholars into conversation with the work of a truly innovative thinker.



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