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Talking it Through : Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia

Forsyth, Miranda; Eves, Richard

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Sorcery and witchcraft practices and beliefs are pervasive across Melanesia. They are in part created by, and give rise to, a wide variety of poor social and developmental outcomes. These include uneven economic development, low public health, lack of social cohesion, crime, fear and insecurity. A further very visible problem is the attacks on men and women who are accused of being practitioners of witchcraft or sorcery, which can lead to serious bodily harm, banishment and sometimes death....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/113393
DOI: 10.22459/TIT.05.2015

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