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Inlaws and Outlaws, 1946

David Pratten

in The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625536
eISBN:
9780748670659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625536.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

By February 1946 the murders had resulted in a breakdown in law and order on such a scale that the administrative map was redrawn and eight Court Areas from Abak and Opobo Divisions were amalgamated ... More


Conclusion

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

in Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter identifies and rejects varieties of conspiracy theory. It summarises views on the incidence of medicine murder and argues that a significant increase in the 1940s is most plausibly ... More


Medicine Murder: Belief and Incidence

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

in Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The belief that medicine derived from human parts could be used to increase someone's social power is fundamental to an understanding of the conspiracies investigated here. The first part of this ... More


Narrative and Counter-Narrative: Explaining Medicine Murder

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

in Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

According to G. I. Jones, the ‘primary cause’ of medicine murders was the belief in the efficacy of medicines prepared from human flesh. The ‘secondary causes’ and ‘the reasons why they suddenly ... More


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