It is with great joy that we invite you to our next Reading Group (#10), as part of our new series on Magic and Religion. The first session is on Magic and Social Constructs; looking at what role fear of the unknown (the supernatural), -particularly in relation to gender and class-, played in catalysing seismographic shifts in power (patriarchy) and systems (capitalism). We would like to provide you with a socio-historic framework to then collaboratively explore the political potential of the supernatural in the 21st century.
The texts we are discussing you may find attached/hyperlinked:
For those interested in further reading, two reference books we are using for the series are: 'Supernatural Agents, why we believe in souls, gods, and Buddhas' by Ilkka Pyysiäinen and 'A General Theory of Magic' by Marcel Mauss, both available at the Pierre Kemp Lab.
When: Thursday 27 september, 18.00- 20.30
Where: garden, Jac. P. Thijsse Lab
Please let us know if you're planning to attend so we can ensure you a little snack and drink. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep on reading!
Victoria (Pierre Kemp Lab) and Yasmine (Jac. P. Thijsse Lab)
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