essay

Sorcery in Bunyoro

witchcraft and sorcery in east africa by john beattie and othersLondon • Published In 1963 • Pages: 27-55

By: Beattie, John.

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.
Subjects
Sorcery
culture
Banyoro
HRAF PubDate
2003
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Eastern Africa
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2002
Coverage Date
1951-1955
Coverage Place
Western Province, Uganda
Notes
by John Beattie
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
63025974
LCSH
Nyoro (African people)