AAS 436 - Witchcraft and Spiritual Insecurity in Africa
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 111 (CAAS 111) or AAS 200 (CAAS 200).
Other Course Info:
(African Studies).
May not be repeated for credit.
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"Witchcraft" is ubiquitous in Africa. Vast amounts of time, money, and energy are expended in countering evil forces spoken of as witchcraft. In recent decades, scholars of Africa from all disciplines and continents (including Africa) have come to realize that issues relating to witchcraft have to be considered in the study of African life. But witchcraft, along with the broader condition of spiritual insecurity of which it is part, is not easily understood, especially for outsiders. Most social science disciplines are unable to integrate analysis of spiritual insecurity into their methods. The objective of this course is to explore ways of thinking about spiritual insecurity and methods for studying its relation to central aspects of African life.

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AAS 436 - Witchcraft and Spiritual Insecurity in Africa
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0226029727
Madumo : a man bewitched, Author: Adam Ashforth., Publisher: University of Chicago Press Paperback 2000
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