Bloodsucking Witchcraft: An Epistemological Study of Anthropomorphic Supernaturalism in Rural Tlaxcala
In the rural areas of south-central Mexico, there are believed to be witches who transform themselves into animals in order to suck the blood from the necks of sleeping infants. This book analyzes beliefs held by the great majority of the population of rural Tlaxcala a generation ago and chronicles its drastic transformation since then.
"The most comprehensive statement on this centrally important ethnographic phenomenon in the last forty years. It bears ready comparison with the two great classics, Evans-Pritchard's Witchcraft Among the Azande and Clyde Kluckhohn's Navaho Witchcraft."—Henry H. Selby
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
in Rural Tlaxcala
The Belief System and Structural Context of Bloodsucking
The Syncretic and Historical Development of Anthropomorphic
The Comparative Distribution and Definition of Witchcraft
Anatomy of a Bloodsucking Witchcraft Epidemic
The Diagnostic and Etiological Analysis
Social and Psychological Manipulations and the Ex Post Facto
Aftereffects and the Psychological Context of the Postsucking
The Social and Psychological Functions of Bloodsucking
An Epistemological Approach to the Study of Magic
Other editions - View all
Bloodsucking Witchcraft: An Epistemological Study of Anthropomorphic ...
Hugo G. Nutini
Limited preview - 1993
acchymoses action affected aftereffects ambience analysis anthropomorphic supernaturalism asphyxia ataque attributes Azande behavior belief system bloodsucking event bloodsucking witch bloodsucking witchcraft century compadrazgo concept configuration context craft crib culpability culture degree domains efficacy elicited entailed epidemic epistemological espanto essentially ethnographic explain father female functions guilt household members ideology and belief imago individuals infant death infanticide informants kinsmen and neighbors magic and religion magic supernaturalism magico-religious system Malintzi manifestations Mesoamerica monograph mother-in-law mothers nahual natural night normative system nuclear family Nutini Omeyocan parajes perception petate physical position postsucking period powers practices pre-Hispanic primary actors psychosomatic puchi religious ritual rural Tlaxcalans secondary actors secularization significant social and psychological social structure societies specific sucked infants sucking event supernatural inputs syncretic tampering tetlachihuic tezitlazc tion tlahuel tlahuelpuchi complex Tlalocan Tlaxcala traditional transformation tzipitictoc verbalized victim victim's body witchcraft and sorcery witchcraft in rural witchcraft system Xolotla