Beattie, John. Sorcery in Bunyoro

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Title: Sorcery in Bunyoro

Published in: Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa by John Beattie and others, edited by John Middleton and E. H. Winter ; Foreword by E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published By: Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa by John Beattie and others, edited by John Middleton and E. H. Winter ; Foreword by E. E. Evans-Pritchard London: Routledge and Paul, 1963. 27-55 p.

By line: by John Beattie

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Banyoro (FK11)

Subjects: Sorcery (754);

Abstract: Sorcery expresses interpersonal conflicts and is most common between relatives and neighbors. It is not used as a political tool among chiefs or between chiefs and subjects, which Beattie attributes to the customary deference that subjects have for their chiefs. Women are often accused of sorcery. Beattie discusses different kinds of sorcery and gives four case studies. He concludes with his reasons for its practice.

Document Number: 8

Document ID: fk11-008

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1951-1955

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2002

Coverage Date: 1951-1955

Coverage Place: Western Province, Uganda

LCSH: Nyoro (African people)

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