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At least three types of witches exist: those who practice witchcraft, those who are characterised as witches (by courts, religious institutions or public opinion), and those who proclaim themselves witches but do not practice witchcraft. The latter two categories, which arise from a social construct and treat witchcraft as a metaphor, are the focus of this publication.

Witches: hunted, appropriated, empowered, queered combines historical accounts, fictional literature, activist experiences, theoretical propositions and artistic reflections to form a multidisciplinary book on gender, myth and alterity—forty years after the witch returned in a new radical guise in the activist imagination, and at a time when alleged witches are still persecuted in certain parts of the world.

Copublished with Maison Populaire, Montreuil.

date
January 2013
language
  • English
  • French
designer
  • deValence
format
150mm × 220mm
pages
168 pages
ISBN
9782917855362
themes