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Magical Interpretations, Material Reality: Modernity, Witchcraft and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa / Edition 1
     

Magical Interpretations, Material Reality: Modernity, Witchcraft and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa / Edition 1

by Henrietta L. Moore
 

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ISBN-10: 0415258677

ISBN-13: 2900415258677

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume sets out recent thinking on witchcraft in Africa, paying particular attention to variations in meanings and practices. Using recent ethnographic materials from across the continent, the volume explores how witchcraft articulates with particular modern settings. Examples discussed in the text include the State in Cameroon; Pentecostalism in Malawi; the

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This volume sets out recent thinking on witchcraft in Africa, paying particular attention to variations in meanings and practices. Using recent ethnographic materials from across the continent, the volume explores how witchcraft articulates with particular modern settings. Examples discussed in the text include the State in Cameroon; Pentecostalism in Malawi; the university system in Nigeria and the IMF in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. The editors provide a timely overview and reconsideration of longstanding anthropological debate about African witchcraft, while simultaneously raising broader concerns about the theories of the western social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415258677
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

1. Magical Interpretations and Material Realties: An Introduction - Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders

2. Delusions of Development and the Enrichment of Witchcraft Discourses in Cameroon - Francis B. Nyamnjoh

3. Cannibal Transformations: Colonialism and Commodification in the Sierra Leone Hinterland - Rosalind Shaw

4.Vulture Men, Campus Cultists and Teenaged Witches: Modern Magics in Nigerian Popular Media - Misty L. Bastian

5. Witchcraft and Skepticism by Proxy: Pentecostalism and Laughter in Urban Malawi - Rijk Van Dijk

6. Black Market, Free Market: Anti-Witchcraft Shrines and Fetishes Amongst the Akan - Jane Parish

7. Betrayal or Affirmation? Transformations in Witchcraft Technologies of Power, Danger and Agency among the Tuareg of
Niger – Susan Rasmussen

8. Save our Skins: Structural Adjustment, Morality and the Occult in Tanzania - Todd Sanders

9. Witchcraft in the New South Africa: From Colonial Superstition to Postcolonial Reality? - Isak Niehaus

10. Witchcraft, Development and Paranoia in Cameroon: Interactions Between Popular, Academic and State Discourse
Cyprian Fisiy And Peter Geschiere

11. On Living in a World with Witches: Everyday Epistemology and Spiritual Insecurity in a Modern African City (Soweto)
Adam Ashforth

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