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. : http://www.maisonpop.net/