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Evil in Africa : encounters with the everyday

Author: William C Olsen; W E A van Beek
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Evil in Africa
(DLC) 2015017065
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William C Olsen; W E A van Beek
ISBN: 9780253017505 0253017505
OCLC Number: 923809751
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 392 pages)
Contents: Introduction: African notions of evil : the chimera of justice / Walter E.A. van Beek and William C. Olsen --
Political evil : witchcraft from the perspective of the bewitched / Sonia Silva --
Untying wrongs in northern Uganda / Susan Reynolds Whyte, Lotte Meinert, Julaina Obika --
The evil of insecurity in South Sudan : violence and impunity in Africa's newest state / Jok Madut Jok --
Genocide, evil, and human agency : the concept of evil in Rwandan explanations of the 1994 genocide / Jennie E. Burnet --
Politics and cosmographic anxiety : Kongo and Dagbon compared / Wyatt MacGaffey --
Ambivalence and the work of the negative among the Yaka / Rene Devisch --
Aze and the incommensurable / Leocadie Ekoue with Judy Rosenthal --
Evil and the art of revenge in the Mandara Mountains / Walter E.A. van Beek --
Distinctions in the imagination of harm in contemporary Mijikenda thought : the existential challenge of Majini / Diane Ciekawy --
Haunted by absent others : movements of evil in a Nigerian city / Ulrika Trovalla --
Attributions of evil among Haalpulaaren, Senegal / Roy Dilley --
Reflections regarding good and evil : the complexity of words in Zanzibar / Kjersti Larsen --
Constructing moral personhood : the moral test in Tuareg sociability as a commentary on honor and dishonor / Susan J. Rasmussen --
The gender of evil : Maasai experiences and expressions / Dorothy L. Hodgson --
Neocannibalism, military biopolitics, and the problem of human evil / Nancy Scheper-Hughes --
Theft and evil in Asante / William C. Olsen --
Sorcery after socialism : liberalization and antiwitchcraft practices in southern Tanzania / Maia Green --
Transatlantic Pentecostal demons in Maputo / Linda van de Kamp --
The meaning of "apartheid" and the epistemology of evil / Adam Ashforth.
Responsibility: edited by William C. Olsen & Walter E.A. van Beek ; foreword by David Parkin.
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This timely book adds to knowledge in the area of African religions. . . . [T]he book is valuable in highlighting how complex evil is as expressed and experienced in Africa. * Reading Religion * The Read more...

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