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The Resource Encounters with witchcraft : field notes from Africa, Norman N. Miller

Encounters with witchcraft : field notes from Africa, Norman N. Miller

Label
Encounters with witchcraft : field notes from Africa
Title
Encounters with witchcraft
Title remainder
field notes from Africa
Statement of responsibility
Norman N. Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Norman N.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1584.A53
LC item number
M55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Witchcraft
Label
Encounters with witchcraft : field notes from Africa, Norman N. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-217) and index
Contents
  • Prologue: first encounter -- The colonial days -- An archeologist's view of witchcraft -- Ancient spirit paintings -- Lion-men and colonial witch trials -- Angry man with a cross-bow -- Witchcraft and the Congo pygmies -- Crocodile bile and the poison principle -- Living with witches -- The witchcraft trial of Mohammadi -- The woman who poisoned a chief -- The issue of death by suggestion -- Witchcraft symbols in western Tanzania -- Reflections on Mohammadi -- Through African eyes: the arts -- The gift of an execution mask -- Seeing witchcraft images in nature -- The witch's toolkit: implements and artifacts -- Guns, throwing knives and power symbols -- Spirit art and the ideas of an African chief -- Witch-hunters and witch-cleansers -- Secrets of a professional witch hunter -- Using witch hunters for political coercion -- A famous witch-cleanser in Malawi -- Faith healers, snake handlers, herbalists -- Kajiwe (little stone), Kenyan witch-hunter -- Witchcraft and violence -- Meeting Idi Amin in Uganda -- State-sponsored terror with witchcraft skin gangs and secret societies on trial: witchcraft court cases -- A rough map of witchcraft in eastern Africa -- The spirit wars -- How prophet movements use witchcraft healing -- The sick by the sea -- "Evil eye" among desert people -- Witchcraft violence in an African Christian church -- Missionary zeal: African spirits versus Christian spirits -- Witchcraft and juju economics -- Smuggling of witchcraft poisons and products -- Long distance trade in protective medicines -- The healer's trade: witchcraft as a diagnosis -- Commercialization and urbanization of witchcraft -- Spirit art, devil art and modern art for profit -- Witch beliefs as barriers to economic development -- Political witchcraft -- Witchcraft threats and mafia-like politics -- The Tanzanian holocaust: the Sungusungu killings -- Meeting Kenya's President Moi -- Devil cults in Nairobi: alleged satanic practices -- The use of witchcraft in Uganda's
  • Lord's Resistance Army -- Rebellion in Kenya: the rise of mungiki -- Lessons learned -- "Look, there is no 'paranormal'" -- Lessons from a little boy -- How witchcraft really works: an African view -- Death by suggestion: a final confession -- Killing elders as witches, the rise of senecide -- Mohammadi's shadow -- Return to my village -- Dramatic changes over the years -- Why witches are never mentioned -- The truth about Mohammadi's life -- The mystery resolved -- Epilogue: the future of witchcraft
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781438443584
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011042635
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o759909128
  • (Sirsi) o759909128
  • (OCoLC)759909128
Label
Encounters with witchcraft : field notes from Africa, Norman N. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-217) and index
Contents
  • Prologue: first encounter -- The colonial days -- An archeologist's view of witchcraft -- Ancient spirit paintings -- Lion-men and colonial witch trials -- Angry man with a cross-bow -- Witchcraft and the Congo pygmies -- Crocodile bile and the poison principle -- Living with witches -- The witchcraft trial of Mohammadi -- The woman who poisoned a chief -- The issue of death by suggestion -- Witchcraft symbols in western Tanzania -- Reflections on Mohammadi -- Through African eyes: the arts -- The gift of an execution mask -- Seeing witchcraft images in nature -- The witch's toolkit: implements and artifacts -- Guns, throwing knives and power symbols -- Spirit art and the ideas of an African chief -- Witch-hunters and witch-cleansers -- Secrets of a professional witch hunter -- Using witch hunters for political coercion -- A famous witch-cleanser in Malawi -- Faith healers, snake handlers, herbalists -- Kajiwe (little stone), Kenyan witch-hunter -- Witchcraft and violence -- Meeting Idi Amin in Uganda -- State-sponsored terror with witchcraft skin gangs and secret societies on trial: witchcraft court cases -- A rough map of witchcraft in eastern Africa -- The spirit wars -- How prophet movements use witchcraft healing -- The sick by the sea -- "Evil eye" among desert people -- Witchcraft violence in an African Christian church -- Missionary zeal: African spirits versus Christian spirits -- Witchcraft and juju economics -- Smuggling of witchcraft poisons and products -- Long distance trade in protective medicines -- The healer's trade: witchcraft as a diagnosis -- Commercialization and urbanization of witchcraft -- Spirit art, devil art and modern art for profit -- Witch beliefs as barriers to economic development -- Political witchcraft -- Witchcraft threats and mafia-like politics -- The Tanzanian holocaust: the Sungusungu killings -- Meeting Kenya's President Moi -- Devil cults in Nairobi: alleged satanic practices -- The use of witchcraft in Uganda's
  • Lord's Resistance Army -- Rebellion in Kenya: the rise of mungiki -- Lessons learned -- "Look, there is no 'paranormal'" -- Lessons from a little boy -- How witchcraft really works: an African view -- Death by suggestion: a final confession -- Killing elders as witches, the rise of senecide -- Mohammadi's shadow -- Return to my village -- Dramatic changes over the years -- Why witches are never mentioned -- The truth about Mohammadi's life -- The mystery resolved -- Epilogue: the future of witchcraft
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781438443584
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011042635
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o759909128
  • (Sirsi) o759909128
  • (OCoLC)759909128

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