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Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2111
Linda Hunter

October 17, 2012 The Serpent’s Kiss - wants to made order out of chaos – the garden - women had leeches over her back to “suck out the evil” – what was considered evil was her wanting to read about other cultures - “the power of nature” – when all hell was breaking loose in the garden - psychiatrist controls the daughter – she was accused of witchcraft - age of reason o just hundreds of years ago o witchcraft – transition to capitalism in Europe - broad range of pre-capitalist kinds of practices were criminalized because they were antagonistic to the new organization of worth - witch hunts became profit making interprises o women healers, crafty, or midwives were accused of witchcraft o it was functional to redefining people’s relationships to work and the family - witchcraft received support from Hobbes (the persecution of women… it’d be social control) - female midwives were marginalized (they were not trustworthy) o they had some control over possible abortion, etc. - all doctors were men - the power of male and the church was incredible - adultery was equated with witchcraft, just for the women - a virgin could
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