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Kupilikula Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique

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ISBN-10: 0226894053

ISBN-13: 9780226894058

Edition: 2005

Authors: Harry G. West

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Argues that where neoliberal policies have fostered social division rather than security and prosperity Muedans have, in fact, used sorcery discourse to assess and sometimes overturn reforms, advancing alternative visions of a world transformed.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Tracy J. Luedke is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University.Harry G. West is lecturer in Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is author of Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique.

Prologue: Immaterial Evidence
The Settlement of the Mueda Plateau and the Making of Makonde
Provocation and Authority, Schism and Solidarity
Meat, Power, and the Feeding of Appetites
The Invisible Realm
Healing Visions
Victims or Perpetrators?
Complicated Careers
Sorcery of Construction
Imagined Conquerors
Consuming Labor and Its Products
Christianity and Makonde Tradition
Conversation and Conversion
Christians, Pagans, and Sorcery
Night People
Deadly Games of Hide-and-Seek
Revolution, Science, and Sorcery
Rewriting the Landscape
The Villagization of Sorcery
Self-Defense and Self-Enrichment
The "Resurgence of Tradition"
Neoliberal Reform and Mozambican Tradition
Limited Recognition
Transcending Traditions
Uncertain Knowledge
Postwar Uncivil Society
Democratization and/of the Use of Force
Governing in the Twilight
Constitutional Reform and Perpetual Suspicion
Epilogue: Lines of Succession