Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana

Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana

by Mensah Adinkrah


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785335167
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mensah Adinkrah, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Central Michigan University. He was a U.S. Fulbright scholar to Ghana and has held positions at University of the South Pacific and Metropolitan State University. Adinkrah is author of Crime, Deviance & Delinquency in Fiji (1995), Violent Encounters: A Study of Homicide Patterns in Fiji (1996), and numerous scholarly articles.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Witchcraft Violence in Comparative Perspective

Chapter 1. Ghana: The Research Setting

Chapter 2. Witchcraft Beliefs in Ghana

Chapter 3. Socialization into Witchcraft Beliefs

Chapter 4. Witchcraft Themes in Popular Ghanaian Music

Chapter 5. Witchcraft Imagery in Akan Proverbs

Chapter 6. Witchcraft Trials in Ghanaian Courts

Chapter 7. Witch Killings

Chapter 8. Non-Lethal Treatment of Alleged Witches

Chapter 9. Gendered Victimization: Patriarchy, Misogyny, and Gynophobia

Conclusion: Curbing Witchcraft-Related Violence in Ghana



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