Book Forum–Jeanne Favret-Saada’s The Anti-Witch

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The Anti-Witch cover


In The Anti-Witch, Jeanne Favret-Saada revisits fieldwork she first described in her classic Deadly Words: Witchcraft in the Bocage in a more reflective mode and conceptually ambitious mode. Made available as an open-access monograph by HAU Books, this translation introduces English-language readers to Favret-Saada’s encounters with the “dewitcher” Madame Flora and outlines the foundations for an anthropology of therapy.  We hope you enjoy these commentaries on The Anti-Witch.

Response to Jeanne Favret-Saada’s The Anti-Witch
Richard Baxtrom
University of Edinburgh

On Opacity, through Sallies
Nancy Rose Hunt
University of Michigan

Comment on The Anti-Witch
Tanya Luhrmann
Stanford University

Eating a burning ice cream in Zimbabwe
Pamela Reynolds
Johns Hopkins University

A Reply
Jeanne Favret-Saada, trans. Todd Meyers
École Pratique Des Hautes Études