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The Resource The witch-hunt, or, The triumph of morality, F.G. Bailey

The witch-hunt, or, The triumph of morality, F.G. Bailey

Label
The witch-hunt, or, The triumph of morality
Title
The witch-hunt, or, The triumph of morality
Statement of responsibility
F.G. Bailey
Title variation
  • Witch-hunt
  • Triumph of morality
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the village of Bisipara in eastern India, an anthropologist is witness to a drama when a young girl takes a fever and quickly dies. The villagers find Susila's death suspicious and fear that she was possessed. Holding an investigation to find someone to blame, they carry out a hurried inquiry because the stage must be cleared for the annual celebration of the birthday of the god Sri Ramchandro. However, they eventually agree on the identity of a culprit and exact from him a large fine." "F. G. Bailey, who was doing fieldwork in Bisipara the 1950s, tells what it was like to be living there during this witch-hunt. As his narrative unfolds, we sense the very texture of the villagers' lives - their caste relationships, occupations, kinship networks, and religious practices. We became familiar with the sights, sounds, and smells of Bisipara and with many of the village men and women. And we learn their ideas of health and disease, their practice of medicine and burial customs, their ways of resolving discord." "The author's commentary opens the curtain on a larger and more complicated scene. It portrays a community in the process of change. From one aspect the offender is seen as a heroic individual who has broken from the chains of the past, a dissenter standing up for his rights against an entrenched and conservative establishment. From the opposite point of view he is a troublemaker who rejects the moral order on which society and the good life depend, a man who has trespassed outside his proper domain. From Bailey's neutral perspective, the offender's conduct threatened those in power; their determined and successful effort to punish him was an attempt to protect their own privileged position. In doing so, of course, they could say they were defending the moral order of their community."
  • "Bailey moves easily between fieldnotes and memory as he takes a new look at his first impressions and reflects on what he has learned. His elegant book is a powerful reassessment of anthropology's most enduring themes and debates which will imprint on the reader's mind a vivid image of a place and its people."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, F. G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Witchcraft
  • Caste
  • Bisipāra (India)
  • Bisipāra (India)
  • Bisipāra (India)
  • Tovenarij
  • Heksenvervolgingen
  • Sorcellerie
  • Bisipara (Inde)
  • Magie
  • Fallstudie
  • Religionsethnologie
  • Indien
  • Bisipara
  • Caste
  • Ethnology
  • Social conditions
  • Witchcraft
  • India
  • HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
Label
The witch-hunt, or, The triumph of morality, F.G. Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Susila's Death -- 2. Kith and Kin -- 3. Devatas -- 4. Bhuani's Search -- 5. The Divination Completed -- 6. The Conspiracy -- 7. Tuta's New Penalty -- 8. Winding Down
Control code
ocn747304522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501720802
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvtcw
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747304522
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The witch-hunt, or, The triumph of morality, F.G. Bailey
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Susila's Death -- 2. Kith and Kin -- 3. Devatas -- 4. Bhuani's Search -- 5. The Divination Completed -- 6. The Conspiracy -- 7. Tuta's New Penalty -- 8. Winding Down
Control code
ocn747304522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501720802
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvtcw
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747304522
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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