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Effects of AIDS on Religion

Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb

in Religion and AIDS in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195335941
eISBN:
9780199979080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapters 1 through 9 focus on how religion in Africa shapes the popular understanding of the AIDS epidemic, modes of prevention, and mitigation of effects. This chapter flips the direction of the ... More


Between Shrine and Courtroom: Legal Pluralism, Witchcraft, and Spirit Agency in Southeastern Africa

Arne S. Steinforth

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates local conceptualizations of spirit agency and spirit possession in the context of diverging strategies to legally address the alleged crime of witchcraft. Focussing on the ... More


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