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Author Geschiere, Peter, author
Title Witchcraft, intimacy, and trust : Africa in comparison / Peter Geschiere
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
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 Ethnology Library  BF1584.A35 G47 2013    AVAILABLE    30520020779014
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BF1584.A35 G389 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001192194
Descript xxviii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Introduction: the dangers of home--ethnographical and conceptual explorations -- Witchcraft, intimacy, and changing perceptions of distance: African examples -- To trust a witch -- Comparative perspectives I: witches, neighbors, and the closure of "the House" in Europe -- Comparative perspectives II: Candomblé de Bahia--between witchcraft and religion -- Further comparisons: Melanesia and Java--ontological differences or aphasia before "the uncanny" -- Back to trust: new distances, new challenges
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
Subject Witchcraft -- Africa
Witchcraft -- Social aspects
Witchcraft -- Psychological aspects
Intimacy (Psychology)
Trust -- Africa
Alt Title Witchcraft, intimacy, & trust
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