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Witchcraft Accusations and Persecutions as a Mechanism for the Marginalisation of Women.

Author: Samantha Spence
Publisher: Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
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This books draws on feminist commentary from the disciplines of anthropology, history, law, politics and sociology in order to deal with the phenomenon of modern-day witchcraft. It focuses on the re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in contemporary society, suggesting that witchcraft accusations and persecution are being used as a marginalisation mechanism of women. The re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in  Read more...
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Spence, Samantha.
Witchcraft Accusations and Persecutions as a Mechanism for the Marginalisation of Women.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha Spence
ISBN: 9781527502680 1527502686
OCLC Number: 1005611287
Notes: Gendered Witchcraft.
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Preface; Overview of the Chapters; Theoretical Perspectives; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Glossary of Terms; Chapter One; Introduction; Superstition; Definition; Categorisation; The Psychological Element; Evil; Religious Connotations of Evil; Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Evil Eye and Superstition; The Personification of Evil; The Link between the Devil and Witchcraft; The End of Witchcraft?; Conclusion; Chapter Two; Introduction; Definition; Witchcraft as an Explanation of Misfortune; Witchcraft as a Method for Dealing with Conflict. Witchcraft as a Method of Dealing with 'Difference'Children; People with Albinism; Witchcraft Accusations; The Accused; Motive; Intensification of Witchcraft Accusations; Social Repercussions; Religious Specialists; Shamans; Role of the Witchdoctor; The Ritual Practices of Witchdoctors; Magic; Divination; Conclusion; Chapter Three; Introduction; Historical Gendering; Sex-Related or Sex-Specific?; Contemporary Gendering of Witchcraft; Ghana; India; Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Common Themes; Patriarchal Society; Poverty and Remoteness; Healthcare and Pandemics; Caste System; Differences. ConclusionChapter Four; Introduction; Protection of Women under International Human Rights Law; Establishing Human Rights Violations; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); Optional Protocol to CEDAW; CEDAW Committee; Compliance with CEDAW (Case Studies); Nepal; India; Ghana; Papua New Guinea; Evaluation of the CEDAW Committee; Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (DEVAW); Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Punishment or Treatment (CAT); Compliance with CAT; Evaluation of the CAT Committee. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)Compliance with ICCPR; Evaluation of the Human Rights Committee (CCPR); International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR); Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR); Evaluation of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Human Rights Council; HRC Advisory Committee; Special Procedures (Rapporteurs); Universal Periodic Review; UPR Country Reports; Commission on the Status of Women; UN Women; African Charter on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR). Protocol to the ACHPR on the Rights of Women in AfricaConcluding Remarks; Chapter Five; Introduction; Terminology; Legal Pluralism and International Human Rights Law; Relationship between Customary and Statutory Law; National Laws of Ghana; Customary Law; Relationship between Local Customary Laws and State Laws in the Witchcraft Discourse; National Laws of India; Customary Law; Personal Laws; Witchcraft Laws; National Laws of Nepal; Personal Laws; Witchcraft Laws; National Laws of Papua New Guinea; Witchcraft Laws; Conclusion; Chapter Six; Introduction; Contemporary Witchcraft.

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This books draws on feminist commentary from the disciplines of anthropology, history, law, politics and sociology in order to deal with the phenomenon of modern-day witchcraft. It focuses on the re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in contemporary society, suggesting that witchcraft accusations and persecution are being used as a marginalisation mechanism of women. The re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in contemporary society and the prevalence of the violence associated with such beliefs has received little attention within academic literature, yet witchcraft-related violence against women is.

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