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In the Care of God the Father: Northern Zapotec Ancestral Observances, 1691–1706

in The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the bureaucratized extirpation campaign led by Bishop Ángel Maldonado in northern Oaxaca during the period 1702–06. It describes native responses to this campaign and evaluates ... More


Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

David Chidester

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political ... More


The Occult

Janet McIntosh

in Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290495
eISBN:
9780520964631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290495.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses white Kenyan encounters with the occult. Plenty of white Kenyans have steered clear of witchcraft, spirit beliefs, and indigenous rituals, seeing the occult as superstitious ... More


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