Witchcraft and a Life in the New South Africa (BOK)

Isak Niehaus

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Witchcraft and a Life in the New South Africa reconstructs the biography of an ordinary South African, Jimmy Mohale. Born in 1964, Jimmy came of age in rural South Africa during apartheid, then studied at university and worked as a teacher during the anti-apartheid struggle. In 2005, Jimmy died from an undiagnosed sickness, probably related to AIDS. Jimmy gradually came to see the unanticipated misfortune he experienced as a result of his father's witchcraft and sought remedies from diviners rather than from biomedical doctors. This study casts new light on scholarly understandings of the connections between South African politics, witchcraft and the AIDS pandemic.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Isak Niehaus
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107016286
Antall sider 259 Dimensjoner 15,8cm x 23,4cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 480 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: general, African history, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, HIV / AIDS, Witchcraft