Richards, Audrey Isabel, 1899-. A modern movement of witch-finders

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Title: A modern movement of witch-finders

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 8

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 8 London, England: Oxford University Press, 1935. 448-460 p.

By line: Audrey I. Richards

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Bemba (FQ05)

Subjects: Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sorcery (754); Shamans and psychotherapists (756);

Abstract: This is a descriptive and analytical study of the BAMUCAPI, or witch-finders movement among the Bemba tribes. The author believes that the movement was the result of changes introduced into tribal society through contacts with Europeans. The resultant sense of insecurity heightened the fear of witchcraft which in turn promoted the activities of witch-finders. The author has placed her study in the general framework of the function of witchcraft in primitive societies.

Document Number: 9

Document ID: fq05-009

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1930-1934

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Zambia

LCSH: Bemba (African people)


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