The Modernity of Witchcraft: Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa = Sorcellerie Et Politique En Afrique

The Modernity of Witchcraft Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa Sorcellerie Et Politique En Afrique 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 a

  • Title: The Modernity of Witchcraft: Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa = Sorcellerie Et Politique En Afrique
  • Author: Peter Geschiere
  • ISBN: 9780813917030
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 areTo 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 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.

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