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Decolonising the imagined geographies of ‘witchcraft’

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Turning my frame of inquiry toward academia, I analyse academic presentations on topics of ‘witchcraft’ conveyed to majority-geographer, majority-white and majority-Northern audiences. I argue that (a) the imagined geographies of ‘witchcraft’ have been central to colonial Othering; (b) ‘witchcraft’ is often relegated to the academic periphery; (c) ‘witchcraft’ ontologies are plural, fluid and ambiguous and (d) ‘witchcraft’ is often defiant of academicisations. Given this milieu, scholars risk...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/23802014.2017.1338535

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Geography
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
157-179
Publication date:
2017-06-19
Acceptance date:
2017-06-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2379-9978
ISSN:
2380-2014
Pubs id:
pubs:939320
URN:
uri:05d14ae4-2d4d-4680-94b7-c535b47d6225
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uuid:05d14ae4-2d4d-4680-94b7-c535b47d6225
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pubs:939320

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