Magical Interpretations, Material Realities: Modernity, Witchcraft and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa

By Todd Sanders

This quantity units out fresh considering on witchcraft in Africa, paying specific cognizance to diversifications in meanings and practices. It examines the best way various humans in several contexts are making experience of what 'witchcraft' is and what it may mean. Using fresh ethnographic fabrics from around the continent, the quantity explores how witchcraft articulates with specific sleek settings for instance: the nation in Cameroon; Pentecostalism in Malawi; the collage approach in Nigeria and the IMF in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. The editors offer a well timed assessment and reconsideration of long-standing anthropological debates approximately 'African witchcraft', whereas at the same time elevating broader issues in regards to the theories of the western social sciences.

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