Mes sorcier mal aimés

Abstract : The author traces the career of two notorious witches among the Evuzok, a sub-population of the Beti of Southern Cameroon, and describes how he himself was “caught” by someone he was led to recognize as a witch. In doing so, he tries to identify the general relational conditions under which witchcraft accusations and their attendant equivocations emerge: tensions deriving structural contradictions in the social field, a mode of sociality in which the other’s point of view is a privileged source of personal identity, and the lack of appropriate emotional response on the part of the accused.
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Michael Houseman. Mes sorcier mal aimés. Michael Houseman; Ramon Sarro. De l’Africa Antropologia. Assaigs en Homenatge a Lluís Mallart., Institut Català de Recerca en Patrimoni Cultural, 2014. ⟨halshs-01469342⟩

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