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Magical interpretations, material realities : modernity, witchcraft, and the occult in postcolonial Africa

Author: Henrietta L Moore; Todd Sanders
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume sets out recent thinking on withccraft in Africa, paying particular attention to variations in meanings and practices.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Magical interpretations, material realities.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 2001048185
(OCoLC)47739625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henrietta L Moore; Todd Sanders
ISBN: 0203398254 9780203398258 9781134575572 1134575572 6610068615 9786610068616
OCLC Number: 56566695
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Magical interpretations and material realities: an introduction / Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders --
Delusions of development and the enrichment of witchcraft discourses in Cameroon / Francis B. Nyamnjoh --
Cannibal transformations : colonialism and commodification in the Sierra Leone hinterland / Rosalind Shaw --
Vulture men, campus cultists and teenaged witches : modern magics in Nigerian popular media / Misty L. Bastian --
Witchcraft and scepticism by proxy : Pentecostalism and laughter in urban Malawi / Rijk van Dijk --
Black market, free market : anti-witchcraft shrines and fetishes among the Akan / Jane Parish --
Betrayal or affirmation? Transformations in witchcraft technologies of power, danger and agency among the Tuareg of Niger / Susan Rasmussen --
Save our skins : structural adjustment, morality and the occult in Tanzania / Todd Sanders --
Witchcraft in the new South Africa : from colonial superstition to postcolonial reality? / Isak Niehaus --
On living in a world with witches : everyday epistemology and spiritual insecurity in a modern African city (Soweto) / Adam Ashforth --
Witchcraft, development and paranoia in Cameroon : interactions between popular, academic and state discourse / Cyprian F. Fisiy and Peter Geschiere.
Responsibility: edited by Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders.

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