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- DescriptionA number of cases of serious child abuse have resulted from beliefs that children may be possessed by evil spirits and may then be given the power to bewitch others. Misfortune, failure, illness and even death may be blamed on them. This book draws together contributions on aspects of possession and witchcraft.
- Author BiographyProfessor Jean La Fontaine, Ph.D. Anthropology Cambridge is a Research Fellow of Inform, and Professor Emeritus at the London School of Economics. She has carried out anthropological fieldwork in eastern Uganda, Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and in England. She has taught anthropology at Birkbeck College London and the London School of Economics. Her most recent book, Speak of the Devil, concerned allegations of devil worship in England. She is currently studying accusations of witchcraft against children in London.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/11/2009
- GenreAlternative Belief Systems
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 20 b&w illustrations
- Weight576 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byJean La Fontaine
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