Franklin

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

Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (ix, 392 pages.)
Subjects:
Good and evil.
Good and evil -- Social aspects -- Africa.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Olsen, William C.
Beek, W. E. A. van.
JSTOR (Organization)
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
0253017505 (electronic bk.)
9780253017505 (electronic bk.)
9780253017437 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253017432 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253017475 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0253017475 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Publisher Number:
40025310726
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy