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Embodying Colonial memories : spirit possession, power, and the Hauka in West Africa

Author: Paul Stoller
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. ©1995
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the West African Hauka - spirits that grotesquely mimic and mock "Europeans" of the colonial epoch. The author considers spirit possession as a set of embodied practices with serious  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Stoller
ISBN: 9781315021669 1315021668 1306366429 9781306366427 9781136652592 1136652590 9781136652738 1136652736 9781136652660 1136652663
OCLC Number: 872677438
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Sensing spirit possession --
2. Confronting Colonialism in West Africa --
3. Migrating with the Hauka --
4. Transforming state power : the Hauka movement in the postcolony of Niger.
Responsibility: Paul Stoller.

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"...the book should be read for what the Haukas's fascinating history teaches us about the politics of possession and the aesthetics of power." -- Religious Studies Review"This is learning in it's Read more...

 
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