Women and Witches: Patterns of Analysis

@article{Garrett1977WomenAW,
  title={Women and Witches: Patterns of Analysis},
  author={C. Garrett},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1977},
  volume={3},
  pages={461 - 470}
}
  • C. Garrett
  • Published 1977
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
In nearly every society that believes in witches, why are the vast majority of suspected individuals women? The stereotype of the female witch is as prevalent in Africa and Burma as it was in Europe.' Some historians have concluded therefore that witchcraft can be studied most fruitfully cross-culturally. This also means that we must necessarily adopt, or at least adapt, the methodological tools and theoretical concepts of anthropology if we are to make any sense of witchcraft. While some… Expand
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