Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia by Miranda Forsyth
English | May 5, 2015 | ISBN: 1925021564 | 344 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
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.