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In defence of witches : why women are still on trial

Chollet, Mona, 1973-2022
Whether selling grimoires on Etsy, posting photos of their crystal-adorned altar on Instagram, or gathering to cast spells on Donald Trump, witches are everywhere. But who exactly were the forebears of these modern witches? Who was historically accused of witchcraft, often meeting violent ends? What types of women have been censored, eliminated, repressed, over the centuries? Mona Chollet takes three archetypes from historic witch hunts, and examines how far women today have the same charges levelled against them: independent women; women who choose not to have children; and women who reject the idea that to age is a terrible thing. Finally, Chollet argues that by considering the lives of those who dared to live differently, we can learn more about the richness of roles available, just how many different things a woman can choose to be.
Main title:
In defence of witches : why women are still on trial / Mona Chollet ; with a foreword by Carmen Maria Machado ; translated from French by Sophie R. Lewis.
Chollet, Mona, 1973-, authorMachado, Carmen Maria, writer of forewordLewis, Sophie, translator
London : Picador, 2022.©2022
viii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.Translated from the French.
9781529034059 (pbk)9781529034059
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Society and Beliefs305.42 CHOOnloan - Due: 17 Jul 2024
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