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Behrend, Heike

Overview
Works: 82 works in 203 publications in 4 languages and 2,576 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BL482, 299.69761
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Heike Behrend
Spirit possession, modernity and power in Africa( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97 by Heike Behrend( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrecting Cannibals : the Catholic Church, Witch-hunts, and the production of pagans in Western Uganda by Heike Behrend( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heike Behrend is Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Cologne, Germany, the author of 'Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirits' [James Currey, 1999], and co-editor of 'Spirit Possession, Modernity and Power in Africa' [James Currey, 1999]
Contesting visibility : photographic practices on the East African coast by Heike Behrend( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the introduction of photography by commercial studio photographers and the colonial state in Kenya, this global medium has been intensely debated and contested among Muslims on the cosmopolitan East African coast. This book does not only explore the making, circulation, and consumption of popular photographs, but also the other side, their rejection and obliteration, an essential aspect of a medium's history that should not be neglected. It deals with various" social spaces of refusal"in the local Muslim milieu and in that of" traditional"spirit mediums in which (gendered) visibility was (and is) contested in various and creative ways. It focuses on the" aesthetics of withdrawal": the various ways and techniques that process the photographic act as well as the photographic image to theatricalize the surface of the image in new ways by veiling, masking, and concealing. In a fragmented historical perspective, Heike Behrend seeks to complement, decenter, and counter the history of photography as it has been told by the West and to narrate another history beginning with preceding local media such as textiles and spirit possession
Snap me one! : Studiofotografen in Afrika by THomas Wendl( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in German and Dutch and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does the veil know? by Eva Meyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors focus on nuances between polarised opinions about the veil. They argue that the veil must be stripped of all meanings, such as religious, social or political
Afrikaner schreiben zurück : Texte und Bilder afrikanischer Ethnographen( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trance mediums and new media : spirit possession in the age of technical reproduction( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ongoing debates about the 'return of religion' have paid little attention to the orgiastic and enthusiastic qualities of religiosity, despite a significant increase in the use of techniques of trance and possession around the globe. Likewise, research on religion and media has neglected the fact that historically the rise of mediumship and spirit possession was closely linked to the development of new media of communication. This innovative volume brings together a wide range of ethnographic studies on local spiritual and media practices. Recognizing that processes of globalization are shaped by mass mediation, the volume raises questions such as: How are media like photography, cinema, video, the telephone, or television integrated in seances and healing rituals? How do spirit mediums connect with these media?
Die Zeit geht krumme Wege : Raum, Zeit und Ritual bei den Tugen in Kenia by Heike Behrend( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zeit des Feuers : Mann und Frau bei den Tugen in Ostafrika by Heike Behrend( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in German and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geist, Bild und Narr : zu einer Ethnologie kultureller Konversionen : Festschrift für Fritz Kramer( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9/11 and its remediations in popular culture and arts in Africa( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9/11 has been described as an "absolute event" that radically changed the course of history. It reinforced the opposition between Christian and Muslim worlds and led to the declaration of a unilateral war against a global network of terrorists that broke up the classical definition of war as a war between nation states. Yet, 9/11 also created responses in parts of the world that were not directly involved in the unfolding "war on terror." In Africa, local conflicts were re-mapped into an emerging new geography of anger that also reflects the effects of marginalization in a globalized world. The essays of this volume explore local remediations of 9/11 in African popular culture (posters, photographs, videos, cartoons, etc.) and visual arts. They give evidence of the fundamental ambivalence towards the event of 9/11 and provide insights into the various ways distant conflicts are translated into intense proximities [bron: Amazon]
Alice und die Geister : Krieg im norden Ugandas by Heike Behrend( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Guerre des esprits en Ouganda : le mouvement du Saint-Esprit d'Alice Lakwena (1985-1996) by Heike Behrend( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97 by Heike Behrend( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populäre Fotografie in Kenia : die Likoni-Ferry-Fotografen in Mombasa by Heike Behrend( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gewebte Identitäten : afrikanische Textilien und Fotografien aus den Sammlungen Weickmann und Walther( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magie, Geister... und ihre Visualisierung in westafrikanischen Videos ein Essay( )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den letzten fünfzehn Jahren haben im postkolonialen Afrika okkulte Mächte Geister, Hexen, Zauberer und Kannibalen an Realität und Macht gewonnen. Diese Renaissance okkulter Mächte steht im globalen Kontext einer allgemeineren Rückkehr des Religiösenʺ (de Vries und Weber 2001). Wie in Afrika, so findet auch in den USA und anderen Teilen der Welt eine Fundamentalisierungʺ nicht nur des Islam, sondern auch des Christentums statt. Politische Theologien bilden sich heraus, die die Trennung von Politik und Religion aufzuheben suchen und bestreiten, daß Religion vor allem eine Privatangelegenheit ist (Derrida 2001)
 
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Spirit possession, modernity and power in Africa
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German (53)

French (7)

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Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97What does the veil know?Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97