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Sorcerer and witch in Melanesia

Author: Michele Stephen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated book, edited by Michele Stephen, is of both current and practical use and interest. Seven distinguished scholars provide descriptive and analytical studies of sorcery and witchcraft in seven varied Papua New Guinea communities, covering both the highlands and the coast. This highly original contribution to anthropological knowledge will emancipate Papua New Guinea studies from the domination  Read more...
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Sorcerer and witch in Melanesia.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)567945473
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Stephen
ISBN: 0813512271 9780813512273
OCLC Number: 14378696
Description: x, 310 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Sorcery, sacred power and Melanesian religion --
Sorcery, witchcraft and warfare --
Sorcery, legitimacy and social order --
Witchcraft in a changing world --
Sorcery and witchcraft in Melanesia: an overview.
Responsibility: [edited] by Michele Stephen.

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This illustrated book, edited by Michele Stephen, is of both current and practical use and interest. Seven distinguished scholars provide descriptive and analytical studies of sorcery and witchcraft in seven varied Papua New Guinea communities, covering both the highlands and the coast. This highly original contribution to anthropological knowledge will emancipate Papua New Guinea studies from the domination hitherto exercised by theories drawn from Africa. It will appeal to anthropologists and practical administrators, as well as those interested in magic, shamanism, comparative religion, and the inherent fascination of Papua New Guinea.

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