Astrology, Science and Culture:pulling down the Moon

Curry, Patrick M. and Willis, Roy (2004) Astrology, Science and Culture:pulling down the Moon. Berg Books, Oxford, UK, 170 pp. ISBN 1859736874. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This book comprises a joint approach by Curry (writing as an historian) and Willis (writing as an anthropologist) to situating astrology in modern Western culture and society. It traces the roots and development of that placement, contextualising – broadly speaking – astrology as divination and science as Weberian rationalisation and disenchantment. It pays particular attention to the complex relations between astrology and modern science, including the ways each has defined itself either as or against the other. The result is an original contribution to the history and sociology of both subjects.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:46
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