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Law and sorcery in Papua New Guinea : a reconsideration of the relationship between law and custom

Aleck, Jonathan


Belief in the power of sorcery, and in the real existence of sorcerers who are capable of causing illness, injury, death or other personal misfortune, are common amongst people from all walks of life in Papua New Guinea today. In response to such harm as is honestly believed to have been brought about by the malevolent actions of sorcerers, or apprehending that such harm is likely to occur, it is not unusual for those who regard themselves or their kindred as actual or intended victims of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7786d69d6f5


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