Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana

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Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent; purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including inexplicable illnesses and untimely deaths. As in other historical periods and other societies, in contemporary Ghana, alleged witches are typically female, elderly, poor and marginalized. Childhood socialization in homes and schools, exposure to mass media, and other institutional mechanisms ...

Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana 2017, Berghahn Books

ISBN-13: 9781785335167

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Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana 2015, Berghahn Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781782385608

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