By Henrietta L. Moore,Todd Sanders
'These essays undergo eloquent testimony to the continuing presence and tool of the occult imaginary, and of the intimate connection among international capitalism and native cosmology, in postcolonial Africa. a big contribution to scholarship that goals to remodel the divide among modernity and tradition.' - Charles Piot, Duke college, USA
This quantity units out contemporary considering on witchcraft in Africa, paying specific awareness to diversifications in meanings and practices. It examines the way in which assorted humans in several contexts are making experience of what 'witchcraft' is and what it may possibly mean.
Using contemporary ethnographic fabrics from around the continent, the amount explores how witchcraft articulates with specific smooth settings for instance: the kingdom in Cameroon; Pentecostalism in Malawi; the collage process in Nigeria and the IMF in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. The editors supply a well timed evaluation and reconsideration of long-standing anthropological debates approximately 'African witchcraft', whereas concurrently elevating broader matters in regards to the theories of the western social sciences.
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Magical Interpretations, Material Realities: Modernity, Witchcraft and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa by Henrietta L. Moore,Todd Sanders