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Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa

Middleton, John

Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa

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Published by Routledge & K. Paul in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Witchcraft -- Africa, East

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    StatementJohn Beattie ... [et al.] ; edited by John Middleton and E.H. Winter ; foreword by E.E. Evans-Pritchard.
    ContributionsWinter, Edward Henry.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN475.8 M5 1969
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 302 p. :
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17407341M


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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.2/5(1). Witchcraft (or witchery) is the practice of magical skills and abilities. Witchcraft is a broad term that varies culturally and societally, and thus can be difficult to define with precision; therefore, cross-cultural assumptions about the meaning or significance of the term should be applied with caution.

Historically, and currently in most traditional cultures worldwide - notably in Asia. Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors, and Gossip epidemics. At a microlevel, accusations were related to tensions between people in ambiguous competitive relations such as contendants for office or workmates vying for promotion (Anderson ;Marwick).

Victor Turner added to the functionalist paradigm his notion of. Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors, and Gossip combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis: the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumours and gossip.

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Still in modern Africa belief in witchcraft is a great tyranny spreading panic and death. Interest in witchcraft is still widespread in Europe and America.

Passionately believed in and causing terrible persecutions from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, rejected as an illusion in the last century, the subject fascinates modern men with.

Divination and sorcery in Islam encompass a wide range of practices, including black magic, warding off the evil eye, the production of amulets and other magical equipment, conjuring, casting lots, astrology and physiognomy.

Such magic or sorcery is explicitly forbidden by Islam, and many Muslims believe that the devils taught sorcery to mankind. Students of the history of religion have. Containing ten essays by anthropologists on the beliefs and practices associated with witches and sorcerers in Eastern Africa, the chapters in this book are all based on field research and new information which is studied within its wider social context.

Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa. Embed Copy and paste the code into your website. The second stream of witchcraft derives from the Mohammedan influences in East Africa – from the Arabs who landed here centuries ago – and involves the deployment of ‘genies’ (as in Aladdin) to achieve one’s ends.

It is grounded in texts from the Qur’an and here, you ‘rent’ the services of a. It is greatly to the credit of the editors of Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa that they have made generally available ten systematic accounts of witch beliefs in East and Central African societies.

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Enjoy % FREE. The English word “witchcraft” refers to all sorts of sorcery and magic, often emphasising destructive, evil intentions.

Generally speaking, witchcraft appears to be more relevant in West Africa than in East Africa today, and there are great differences between countries and tribes. Witchcraft rituals are practiced in secrecy and often at night.

extended case study. In Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa several authors (notably Drs. Beattie, Beidelman, and La Fontaine) have documented their essays with case material.

But of the pages of the book only 49 are taken up by cases and their analysis. Most cases are appended without comment as illustrations of some ' struc. Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa. New York: Praeger.

MLA Citation. Middleton, John. and Winter, E. Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa / [by] John Beattie [and others] Edited by John Middleton and E. Witchcraft and Sorcery in East by John Middleton and E.

Winter. Foreword by E. Evans-Pritchard. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, pp. $Author: Richard W. Lieban. Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa: Middleton, John, Winter, E. H.: Books - at: Hardcover. Lee "Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa" por disponible en Rakuten Kobo.

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Africa Journal o[Evangelical Theology Definitions of Sorcery and Witchcraft Witchcraft is an evil thing which is often hereditary. It is an activity of the soul; often nocturnal and deal depending on dreams2.

"It is a social or rather an anti-social phenomenon.3 Some of. The issue of witchcraft and its relationship to poverty in Africa is often neglected or only hinted at in the literature on development. However, witchcraft is recognised as having a significant.

Witchcraft and sorcery in a Gusii community, by R. LeVine. Witchcraft and sorcery in Lugbara, by J. Middleton. The enemy within: Amba witchcraft and sociological theory, by E. Winter. In East Africa, at least 50 albinos (people with a rare genetic disorder that leaves the skin, hair and eyes without pigment) were murdered for their body parts inaccording to the Red Cross.

Originally published inthis book is a study of witchcraft and sorcery among the Shona, Ndebele and Kalanga peoples of Zimbabwe. It analyses in their social context verbatim evidence and confessions from a comprehensive series of judicial records.

Witchcraft and sorcery is a preoccupation of the Gusii people living in and around Nyansongo, in Southwestern Kenya. This document describes in detail beliefs about witches, including information on how one becomes a witch, methods used in witchcraft, ways of combating witchcraft, and punishment of witches.

In addition the author discusses the roles of the sorcerers in the by:   Encounters with Witchcraft is a personal story of a young man's fascination with African witchcraft discovered first in a trek across East Africa and the Congo. The story unfolds over four decades during the author's long residence in and many trips to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda/5.

Witchcraft, oracles and magic among the Azande, by: Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Published: () Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa / Published: () Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa Published: () Witchcraft, sorcery, and social categories among the Safwa.For the next two decades African witchcraft was a central focus of the structural-functional school of British anthropology.

Some important representative works are collected in Max Marwick’s Witchcraft & Sorcery: Selected Readings (, ) and John Middleton and E.H. Winter’s Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa ().[2] J. Clyde Mitchell, The Yao Village: A Study in the Social Structure a Nyanssaland Tribe (Manchester: Manchester University Press, ); John Middleton and E.

H. Winter, Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa, ed. (London: Regan Paul, ); Max G. Marwick, Sorcery in Its Social Setting: A Study of the Northern Rhodesian Cewa (Manchester: Manchester University Press, ) ; Mary Douglas.