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Spirit Possession, Modernity & Power in Africa

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Spirit Possession: Modernity and Power in Africa by Heike Behrend and Ute Luig

'The articles in this book make valuable contributions to the literature of African religious experience. The majority of the pieces are based on research conducted in the last 10 to 15 years, and are therefore positioned to document changes taking place across the continent as possession beliefs and practices respond to new circumstances and address the shifting local implications of an increasingly global socio-economy. Gender, ethnicity, and class are rightly presented as intersecting forces and features of spirit phenomena. The case studies presented are richly contextualised: history, social organisation and upheaval, alternative religious options where applicable - all are considered relevant to an understanding of possession forms.' - Janice Boddy, University of Toronto North America: University of Wisconsin Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers.

Very good condition.

Published 1999. 1st Edition

Item details

Author(s):
Behrend, Heike; Luig, Ute
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0852552580
ISBN-13:
9780852552582
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
James Currey
Title:
Spirit Possession, Modernity & Power in Africa

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Spirit Possession: Modernity and Power in Africa by Heike Behrend and Ute Luig

'The articles in this book make valuable contributions to the literature of African religious experience. The majority of the pieces are based on research conducted in the last 10 to 15 years, and are therefore positioned to document changes taking place across the continent as possession beliefs and practices respond to new circumstances and address the shifting local implications of an increasingly global socio-economy. Gender, ethnicity, and class are rightly presented as intersecting forces and features of spirit phenomena. The case studies presented are richly contextualised: history, social organisation and upheaval, alternative religious options where applicable - all are considered relevant to an understanding of possession forms.' - Janice Boddy, University of Toronto North America: University of Wisconsin Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers.

Very good condition.

Published 1999. 1st Edition

Author(s):
Behrend, Heike; Luig, Ute
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0852552580
ISBN-13:
9780852552582
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
James Currey
Title:
Spirit Possession, Modernity & Power in Africa

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