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Sorcery in the black Atlantic

Author: Luis Nicolau Parés; Roger Sansi-Roca
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking a longer historical and broader geographical perspective, this title contends that sorcery is best understood as an Atlantic phenomenon that has significant connections to modernity and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Nicolau Parés; Roger Sansi-Roca
ISBN: 9780226645773 0226645770 9780226645780 0226645789
OCLC Number: 587209659
Description: 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sorcery and fetishism in the modern Atlantic / Roger Sansi --
Sorcery in Brazil : history and historiography / Laura de Mello e Souza --
Candomblé and slave resistance in nineteenth-century Bahia / João José Reis --
Chiefs into witches : cosmopolitan discourses of the nation, treason, and sorcery : the Pondoland Revolt, South Africa / Katherine Fidler --
Charlatans and sorcerers : the mental hygiene service in 1930s Recife, Brazil / Daniel Stone --
From enchantment by science to socialist sorcery : the Cuban republic and its savage slot / Stephan Palmié --
The logic of sorcery and democracy in contemporary Brazil / Yvonne Maggie --
Naming the evil : democracy and sorcery in contemporary Cameroon and South Africa / Basile Ndjio --
Families, churches, the state, and the child witch in Angola / Luena Nunes Pereira --
Sorcery, territories, and marginal resistances in Rio de Janeiro / Patricia Birman --
Witchcraft and modernity : perspectives from Africa and beyond / Peter Geschiere.
Responsibility: edited by Luis Nicolau Parés and Roger Sansi.

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