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19 July 2021 | dataset

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

The belief that illness, death and misfortune of all sorts is frequently caused by the deliberate interventions of individuals with special powers or magical knowledge is pervasive throughout Melanesia. As a result, sorcery and witchcraft beliefs and practices exert a powerful influence on many aspects of day-to-day life, as well as being significant vectors for community tensions, conflict and violence. Moreover, rather than disappearing under the influence of Christianity and modern life, sorcery and witchcraft practices and beliefs are proving extremely resilient, with many claiming that they are increasing and spreading.

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Sorcery, withcraft and belief

The belief that illness, death and misfortune…

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Publisher PNG Department of Education
Modified 11 February 2022
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier 1bc39da6-a3f8-4fcb-9ddb-3d5c164b1ab0
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Papua New Guinea
License Public
[Open Data]