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Title Debating witchcraft in Africa : the "Magritte Effect" / edited by Didier P├ęclard & Jean Pierre Warnier
Published Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon : Langaa RPCIG, [2018]
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Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface -- Witchcraft in Africa Debating the "Magritte Effect"; PART I; 1. "This Is Not a Witch. About the Magritte Effect in Matters of Witchcraft"; About the Magritte effect in the case of witchcraft; Three cases of witchcraft attacks; The ideal type of the witchcraft crisis; For a sociology of the witchcraft crisis; What is at stake?; PART II; 2. Witchcraft and Discourse Genres: From Intimate Stories to Public Rumours; 3. For a Hermeneutics of Witchcraft; 4. Magritte's Multiplicities and Warnier's Inspirations; Introduction
Words and Meanings: SourcesI: Biblical translations; II: Ethnographic Sources; Conclusion; 5. From One Crisis to Another: Afrodystopia; 6. The Incompleteness of the African Subject; 7. Witchcraft: A Knowledge that Defies Knowing?; PART III; 8. The Unfathomable Lightness of the Witch; Back cover
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Subject Witchcraft -- Africa
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Parapsychology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Form Electronic book
Author P├ęclard, Didier, editor
Warnier, Jean-Pierre, editor
ISBN 9789956550500 (electronic bk.)
9956550507 electronic book