Mal'uocchiu: Ambiguity, Evil Eye, and the Language of Distress (Anthropological Horizons)

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Migliore examines the vague, ambiguous, and variable nature of mal'uocchiu (evil eye) among Sicilian-Canadians, shifting the focus of attention from explaining the concept to examining how "folk constructs" are used in everyday life.

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SAM MIGLIORE is an associate professor of anthropology at the University College of Cape Breton.

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'Migliore's clear, straightforward style and frequent use of anecdotes would make Mal'uocchiu an excellent choice for undergraduates, even at the introductory level.'

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