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

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

Label
Evil in Africa : encounters with the everyday
Title
Evil in Africa
Title remainder
encounters with the everyday
Statement of responsibility
edited by William C. Olsen & Walter E.A. van Beek ; foreword by David Parkin
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
William C. Olsen, Walter E.A. van Beek, and the contributors to this volume seek to understand how Africans have confronted evil around them. Grouped around notions of evil as a cognitive or experiential problem, evil as malevolent process, and evil as an inversion of justice, these essays investigate what can be accepted and what must be condemned in order to evaluate being and morality in African cultural and social contexts. These studies of evil entanglements take local and national histories and identities into account, including state politics and civil war, religious practices, Islam, gender, and modernity
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
170.96
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BJ1406
LC item number
.E96 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Olsen, William C
  • Beek, W. E. A. van
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Good and evil
  • Good and evil
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Good and evil
  • Good and evil
  • Africa
Label
Evil in Africa : encounters with the everyday, edited by William C. Olsen & Walter E.A. van Beek ; foreword by David Parkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction: African notions of evil : the chimera of justice
  • 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
  • Walter E.A. van Beek and William C. Olsen
  • 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
  • Political evil : witchcraft from the perspective of the bewitched
  • The meaning of "apartheid" and the epistemology of evil
  • Adam Ashforth
  • 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
Control code
925975564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 392 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253017505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4012075
Publisher number
EB00777044
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925975564
Label
Evil in Africa : encounters with the everyday, edited by William C. Olsen & Walter E.A. van Beek ; foreword by David Parkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction: African notions of evil : the chimera of justice
  • 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
  • Walter E.A. van Beek and William C. Olsen
  • 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
  • Political evil : witchcraft from the perspective of the bewitched
  • The meaning of "apartheid" and the epistemology of evil
  • Adam Ashforth
  • 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
Control code
925975564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 392 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253017505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4012075
Publisher number
EB00777044
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925975564

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