The Modernity Of Witchcraft Modernity Of Witchcraft / Edition 1

The Modernity Of Witchcraft Modernity Of Witchcraft / Edition 1

by Peter Geschiere
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813917034

ISBN-13: 9780813917030

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

To many Westerners, the disappearance of African traditions of witchcraft might seem inevitable wuth continued modernization. In The Modernity of Witchcraft, Peter Geschieres uses his own experiences among the Maka and in other parts of eastern and southern Cameroon, as well as other anthropological research, to argue that contemporary ideas and practices of

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To many Westerners, the disappearance of African traditions of witchcraft might seem inevitable wuth continued modernization. In The Modernity of Witchcraft, Peter Geschieres uses his own experiences among the Maka and in other parts of eastern and southern Cameroon, as well as other anthropological research, to argue that contemporary ideas and practices of witchcraft are more a response to modern exigencies than a lingering cultural custom. The prevalence of witchcraft, especially in African politics and entrepreneurship, demonstrates the unlikely balance it has achieved with the forces of modernity. Geshiere explores why modern techniques and commodities, usually of Western Provenance, have become central in rumors of the occult.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917030
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
995,559
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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