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Title Evil in Africa : encounters with the everyday / edited by William C. Olsen & Walter E. A. van Beek ; foreword by David Parkin.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (405 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Good and evil.
Good and evil -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Olsen, William C., editor.
Beek, W. E. A. van, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Evil in Africa : encounters with the everyday. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016] ix, 392 pages ; 24 cm 9780253017437
ISBN 9780253017437 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253017475 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780253017505 (e-book)

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