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Author Adinkrah, Mensah, author

Title Witchcraft, witches, and violence in Ghana / Mensah Adinkrah
Published New York : Berghahn Books, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 325 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction. Witchcraft violence in comparative perspective -- Ghana : the research setting -- Witchcraft beliefs in Ghana -- Socialization into witchcraft beliefs -- Witchcraft themes in popular Ghanaian music -- Witchcraft imagery in Akan proverbs -- Witchcraft trials in Ghanaian courts -- Witch killings -- Non-lethal treatment of alleged witches -- Gendered victimization : patriarchy, misogyny, and gynophobia -- Conclusion. Curbing witchcraft-related violence in Ghana
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-319) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Akan (African people) -- Social conditions.
Sexism in witchcraft trials -- Ghana.
Trials (Witchcraft) -- Ghana.
Witchcraft -- Social aspects -- Ghana.
Witches -- Violence against -- Ghana.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782385614 (electronic bk.)
9781782385615 (electronic bk.)