The Resource Magic and warfare : appearance and reality in contemporary African conflict and beyond, Nathalie Wlodarczyk

Magic and warfare : appearance and reality in contemporary African conflict and beyond, Nathalie Wlodarczyk

Label
Magic and warfare : appearance and reality in contemporary African conflict and beyond
Title
Magic and warfare
Title remainder
appearance and reality in contemporary African conflict and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Nathalie Wlodarczyk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behavior to conflict. In the last two decades, rituals designed to imbue people with supernatural power and make them immune to enemy fire have been seen on post-Cold War battlefields across Africa. Wlodarczyk argues that the use of magic in warfare can be understood, not as an illustration of how Africa's reality is qualitatively different from the West's,"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
966.404
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT516.826
LC item number
.W55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Magic and warfare : appearance and reality in contemporary African conflict and beyond, Nathalie Wlodarczyk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-176) and index
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  • net
Contents
"Magic" in contemporary Africa -- Spirits in battle -- Thinking about practice in warfare -- Notes on the case study -- The Sierra Leone Civil War and civil defense -- Spiritual context as habitus and capital -- Creating magic soldiers : Kamajor mobilization and initiation -- The Kamajors in battle : magic, tactics, and success --Local practice and the wider world of warfare
Control code
000044071721
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xviii, 188 p.
Isbn
9780230621022
Lccn
2009013783
Other physical details
ill., maps
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.b24924659
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318100478
  • plagraveebk0230621023

Library Locations

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