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logic of African science and witchcraft

Max Gluckman

logic of African science and witchcraft

an appreciation of Evans-Pritchard"s "witchcraft oracles and magic among the Azande" of the Sudan.

by Max Gluckman

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis, Ind .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evans-Pritchard, Edward, -- Sir, -- 1902-1973.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprinted from The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute Journal, June 1944.

    Other titlesRhodes-Livingstone Institute Journal.
    SeriesThe Bobbs-Merrill reprint series in the social sciences
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14870964M

      Skeptical activist Leo Igwe explains the developments that led to the situation in Africa where “witches” are still regularly persecuted and even murdered. By Leo Igwe The first major witchcraft persecution in Scotland in late 16th century when the ship of King James VI ran into some terrible storms on its way from Denmark. access to the best that science can offer, and this free book is my humble effort to that cause. However, free should not imply “lower quality.” Some of the best things in life such as air, water, and sunlight are free. Many of Google’s resources are free too, and one can well imagine.

      The logic of African science and witchcraft by Max Gluckman. First published in 1 edition. Not in Library. The ideas in Barotse jurisprudence by Accessible book, Protected DAISY, Africa, Ethnology, African studies, Anthropology. African Witchcraft. African witchcraft is not easy to define when you consider there are more than 50 different nations currently making up the diverse population of the continent. Not to mention the thousands of years of history on top of that. Basically, its not really one single topic.

      The followers of Santeria are polytheists, they follow several deities whose identity is a mixture of African beliefs with Christian saints. For example, Babalu Aye became St. Lazarus (patron of the sick), Shango became St. Barbara (controller of thunder, lightning, fire), Eleggua or Elegba became St. Anthony (controlling roads, gates, etc. Witchcraft in South Africa >69 court records he notes that alleged witches were often treated as if they had no civil rights at all. Magistrates, who themselves believe in witchcraft and regard it as a crime, accept that manifestations of witchcraft are not empirically provable. Hence the ultimate guide is the judge's conscience.


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Witchcraft is therefore a 'science* perpertuated by either ignorance or blind faith. 17 After asserting tha t th e gona is harmless, on wonder why Chavunduka goe on to call a charm, the use of which is punishable by law, ibid.,   Take the belief in witchcraft as a good example.

Witchcraft is an issue which, for the Europeans, served as the very exemplification of Africa’s backwardness. This is. both religion and science.

In addition to magic being located lower on the evolutionary hierarchy to both religion and science, it was duly associated with irrationality, deviance, heresy, the occult and witchcraft. South Africa of was under British colonial rule that had been formalised by the early nineteenth century.

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1 In the English literature a distinction is made between witchcraft (a person’s ill-doing by the mere force of one’s mind) and sorcery (evil deeds committed with means of magic substances usually accompanied by ceremonies).

In African languages this distinction is not made, that is why I use sorcery and witchcraft synonymously. controversy about its rationality and logic in the modern world. Witchcraft has of late become a 'growth' subject and particular interest is centred on comparing and contrasting witchcraft within Africa itself as well as the now despicable "witch craze" of Medieval Europe.

Studies of the evolution.turational analyses of the witchcraft-sorcery complex have concentrated on the psycho- social functions served by the complex which explain its persistence in societies under- going acculturation, e.g., Gluckman (“The Logic of African Science and Witchcraft,”.This volume sets out recent thinking on witchcraft in Africa, paying particular attention to variations in meanings and practices.

It examines the way different people in different contexts are.