Black Magic and Bogeymen: Fear, Rumour and Popular Belief in the North of Ireland 1972-74 (Hardback)Richard Jenkins (author)
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 18/08/2014
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This is an analysis of a popular scare about black magic and Satanism in the North of Ireland between 1972 and 1974. The book gives an insight into a particularly grim period during the early 1970s in Northern Ireland, using an extremely unusual episode - the black magic rumours - as a privileged window onto a world that may now be behind us, but which continues to fascinate many readers. The book provides a fascinating insight into some of the problems and procedures of social history. The author demonstrates that phenomena like the black magic rumours cannot be understood without taking a multidisciplinary approach, taking in perspectives and comparative evidence from anthropology, sociology, folklore and media studies.
Publisher: Cork University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm
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