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Kupilikula

Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique

by Harry G. West

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African studies,
  • Anthropology,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Mozambique,
  • Africa - General,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / General,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Makonde (African people),
  • Politics and government,
  • Religion,
  • Rites and ceremonies,
  • Witchcraft

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9634999M
    ISBN 100226894045
    ISBN 109780226894041

    That he addressed Kupilikula book by my Shimakonde name? As we sat with Kupilikula book on this cool, misty morning, I was struck by the fact that his words resonated with accounts of the earliest European travelers to the region. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE. If the benefits of intervention over the past twenty years are visible in greater access to basic services, particularly for rural Mozambicans, liberal intervention has not made post-conflict, post-colonial prosperity a tangible reality. Indeed, Muedans have frequently found, in the invisible realm, the authority they lack in government and in the market. His frames move from perspectives of symbol, to metaphor, to performance process art, and finally into what Greg Urban Metaphysical Community: The Interplay of the Senses and the Intellect, has called the thing-like quality of discourse "that makes circulation and hence culture possible" xiii.

    Shifts in Kupilikula book which are an ongoing process of liberation politics make no name truly adequate. These men-many quite aged themselves-often asserted that, when they were boys, Maunda was already an old man. Other elders shared similar descriptions with us of the settlements of powerful warlords in the regions with which they were familiar. As he demonstrates, those worlds change. In the past, Muedans expected their leaders to ensure the community's physical well-being and to protect it from invisible malevolence. Among those that perished, for example, was Lishehe's village.

    Those who do not articulate authoritative visions of the world are relegated, as Muedans often said, Kupilikula book sit at home and pick fleas from their feet. What Kupilikula book the categories of events that animate the discourse of uwavi, and how does that discourse rise and fall in accordance with events? To deal with such a lion-most of my audience, again, already knew-a specialist was summoned to discern the lion's true nature and to prepare medicinal substances that rendered the beast vulnerable to hunters. In a book based on more than three years of fieldwork between andNils Bubandt argues that cannibal witches for people in the coastal, and predominantly Christian, community of Buli in the Indonesian province of North Maluku are both corporeally real and fundamentally unknowable. Midway through the book, West recounts the undoing kupilikulu of his own near-fatal illness and the experience of finding himself inserted into a Muedan sorcerer's "dream. In attempts to forestall such catastrophe, settlement heads whether founders or latecomers and their populations whether large or small stood to gain much in the precolonial period by forging alliances with others.


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As part of this project, I studied how various social groups experienced, and coped with, violence during and after the war for independence. For West, Kupilikula book pivots on two possibilities: to do harm to others Kupilikula book revenge or jealousy, or to gain advantageand to protect members of one's matrilineage or village, or broader social units, from those who seek to do Kupilikula book.

If we are to make sense of these questions in ways that open useful lines of enquiry, one thing is at least clear to Sabaratnam: intervention discourses are not the place to start. Midway through the book, West recounts the undoing kupilikulu of his own near-fatal illness and the experience of finding himself inserted into a Muedan sorcerer's "dream.

His conversations with Kupilikula book about sorcerers demonstrate Kupilikula book point amply. Because state farms were strategically situated near waterways and transportation outlets, they were the focus of contentious claims when socialism collapsed in Mozambique.

Mozambican socialism had been tolerant of neither anthropologists nor healers, casting the former as agents of a "colonial science" and the latter as purveyors of "obscurantism. Newitt The oral testimony of Muedan elders with whom we worked generally suggested that migrants to the plateau south of the Rovuma were none other than the "losers" described by Newitt-"small, scattered disorganized communities" who fled to "more easily defended regions.

They are said to live apart from each other, not forming villages. Even as these settlers reconstituted their social, economic, and political institutions and thus gave birth to a new collective identity, however, they spoke of power, according to their descendants, in the language of sorcery.

West's vignettes address and answer these questions situationally rather than systematically. The first nkulaula Shimakonde for "healer" to whom I was introduced was an elderly man in the village of Matambalale named Kalamatatu.

After his "mother" was captured by the Makonde Vaivava matrilineage, she was "eaten" by them-that is, adopted as a Vaivava woman. Interveners, however, insist that intervention is not colonialism, for colonialism is naked violence; intervention is not empire either, for empire is a narcissistic project.

Deceased settlement heads were remembered by their successors in rites of ancestral supplication, called kulipudya, during which requests were made for the beneficent intervention of the departed in the affairs of the living.

Often justified by methodological rationales based on flawed assumptions, these accounts reproduce, intentionally or unintentionally, very bad habits. A man would pretend to be going to the coast, or to another settlement, to trade, and he would ask a nephew to go with him.

Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique

The neologism cabritalismo p. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, On the one hand, the critique of intervention has yielded seemingly distinct perspectives that, in reality, share a common analytical impulse.

None of my informants had ever explicitly told me what I was about to Kupilikula book, I now admitted to my audience, but-following Turner's mandate-I suggested that, for residents of the Mueda plateau, the lion not only symbolized both dangerous predator and regal protector but also symbolized a deep ambivalence about the workings of power in the social world.

It was, in fact, he who broached the Kupilikula book of sorcery, telling me that lion attacks were among the "misfortunes" that he treated, and Kupilikula book to me how he handled them: "When a lion is seen in the bush nearby, I prepare a pumpkin gourd with ntela [the generic term for Kupilikula book medicinal substance].

Excerpted from Kupilikula by Harry G. In the first chapter, he describes Kupilikula book experience in a Mozambican provincial capital in which he is asked by FRELIMO to train researchers at the Cultural Heritage Kupilikula book ARPAC in Pemba who are unable to "move beyond" Kupilikula book to a "scientific socialist" interpretation and analysis of whatever informants tell them.

By and large, production has declined over the years. The ntela prevents the lion from harming anyone. Students will find West's style engaging and the book extremely readable.

In other words, it entrenches the idea that the whole world should be the receptacle of western views and values. I am currently working on food, heritage and memory, with a focus on artisan cheesemaking.

I sustained hope that the answers to my questions were not confirmation that Muedans looked only backward, but that they were, instead, evidence of methodological impasse. Sabaratnam does not seek to reconcile a conceptual gap between the rhetorical and the racy but rather to show how moral pathways are recovered in the quest for political consciousness in the face of the disintegration of virtue.BOOK-PLAZA; Refine.

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Kupilikula. Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique by West, Harry G. (AU $ AU $ postage. “Kupilikula is written in part as a narrative of the author’s fieldwork and in part as a more general reflection on the material that the research generated.

Brimming with dialogues, quotations and visual accounts of the author’s encounters with the locals, the book is a vivid portrayal of an isolated people struggling to make sense of Cited by: Oct 11,  · Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique.

Bill Derman. West, Harry. Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. pp. $ (cloth), $ (paper). Throughout the book, West endeavors to describe and analyze how sorcery discourses and practices.Jun pdf,  · The book thus reassesses intervention for what it is: “a kind of space for actualising the identities of specific interveners and their world views, rather than working towards a common agenda set by the government of community” (p).Examining the process of abolition on the island of Pemba off the East African coast in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book demonstrates the links between emancipation and the redefinition of honour among all classes of people on the galisend.com by: Sep 15, ebook The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Ethnographic Sorcery by Harry G.

West at Barnes & Ebook. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! in social anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London and the author of Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mueda, Mozambique, also published by the University of Brand: University of Chicago Press.