Ethnographic Sorcery

Author: Harry G. West
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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In Ethnographic Sorcery, West explores the fascinating issues provoked by this equation. A key theme of West’s research into sorcery is that one sorcerer’s claims can be challenged or reversed by other sorcerers.

Obeah And Other Powers

Author: Diana Paton
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822351331
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See also Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, ''Occultism and the Ethnographic I: The
Exoticizing of Magic from Durkheim to 'Postmodern' Anthropology,'' Critique
ofAnthropology 12 (1992): 5–25; Peter Pels, ''The Magic ofAfrica: Reflections on a
Western Commonplace,'' African Studies Review 41, no. 3 (1998): 193–209; and
Harry West, Ethnographic Sorcery (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007)
on the epistemological conundrums presented by ''suspensions of disbelief'' in ...

Sorcery In The Black Atlantic

Author: Luis Nicolau Parés
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226645789
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... and Piet Konings, 33–71. Paris: Karthala. Warwick, Max. 1965. Sorcery in Its
Social Setting: A Study of Rhodesian Cewa. Manchester: Manchester University
Press. West, Harry G. 2005. Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in
Mozambique. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. —————. 2007.
Ethnographic Sorcery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. White, bibliography
· 281.

Global Knowledge Production In The Social Sciences

Author: Wiebke Keim
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Introduction: An Experience of Hesitation In an interesting book published in
2007 under the title of Ethnographic Sorcery, social anthropologist Harry G. West
confronts us with a scene from his fieldwork experience in the Mueda plateau of
northern Mozambique which induces, for any modern reader, a sense of
perplexity. In 'return' for the help he had received from the Mozambican Cultural
Heritage Archives (ARPAC) while conducting his research, Harry West was
asked 'to give ...

Upriver

Author: Michael F. Brown
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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A handful of ethnographic accounts raise the possibility that there is more literal
truth to sorcery beliefs than most anthropologists accept. These works include
Paul Stoller and Cheryl Olkes, In Sorcery's Shadow: A Memoir ofApprenticeship
among the Songhay of Niger (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), and
Harry G. West, Ethnographic Sorcery (Chicago: University of Chi- cago Press,
2007). 21. E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the
Azande, ...

Not Quite Shamans

Author: Morten Axel Pedersen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801461415
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The same assumption— that witchcraft is a language that helps people make
sense of the world—is made by Harry West in his insightful essay on what he
calls ethnographic sorcery in Mozambique: “I slowly came to appreciate that
sorcery constituted a language through which the Muedans with whom I worked
comprehended and—even more euphemistically—commented upon the
workings of power in their midst [and] that if I was to discern how Muedans
understood the social, ...

Witchcraft And Colonial Rule In Kenya 1900 1955

Author: Katherine Luongo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139503456
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19 Experience and expression have been enmeshed with belief and knowledge.
In the Kamba context, what mobilizes a knowledge of uoi and uwe – whether it be
the knowledge that uoi or uwe resides in one's own body or in the instructions
accompanying the paraphernalia one has obtained – is belief in the efficacy of
uoi and uwe. Further, many. 16 Harry G. West, Ethnographic Sorcery (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 2007), 11. For an analysis of how Maragoli widows
have ...

Magical Thinking

Author: Stuart McWilliams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441192956
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In Ethnographic Sorcery, harry g. West relates his fieldwork among the Muedans
of Mozambique, during which it became clear to West that his own ethnographic
methodology was competing with native interpretations of “spirit lions.” Rather
than give up on access to apparently incommensurable life-worlds, West
determined to foreground his own scholarly practice69 and to allow it to become
a kind of analogue of the sorcery he encountered, just as the Muedans
themselves ...

The Witch

Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300231245
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Indigenous Religions, London, 2000, 72; John Parker, 'Northern Gothic', Africa,
76 (2006), 352–79; C. K. Meek, Law and Authority in a Nigerian Tribe, Oxford,
1937, 79–80; E. C. Rapp, 'Akan', 8, Africa (1935), 553–4; Michael Jackson, 'The
Man Who Could Turn into an Elephant', in Michael Jackson and Ivan Karp (eds),
Personhood and Agency, Uppsala, 1990, 59–78; Harry G. West, Ethnographic
Sorcery, Chicago, 2007, passim. Ajay Skaria, 'Women, Witchcraft and Gratuitous
 ...

Children As Decision Makers In Education

Author: Sue Cox
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441122079
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In Ethnographic Sorcery, Harry G. West relates his fieldwork among the Muedans
of Mozambique, during which it became clear to West that his own ethnographic
methodology was competing with native interpretations of “spirit lions.” Rather
than give up on access to apparently incommensurable life-worlds, West
determined to foreground his own scholarly practice“ and to allow it to become a
kind of analogue of the sorcery he encountered, just as the Muedans themselves
 ...