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Forms of fetishism in Kinshasa: historical insights and contemporary practices

Trapido, Joe (2013) 'Forms of fetishism in Kinshasa: historical insights and contemporary practices.' In: Making Spirits: materiality and transcendance in contemporary religion. London: I.B. Tauris. (Library of modern religion)

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the contemporary use of objects commonly known as fetishes by people in Kinshasa. Conceptualised as objects which trap or house powerful forces from the dead, the chapter looks at contemporary ideologies about such objects in the context the religious history of the region

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISBN: 9781848857964
Depositing User: Joe Trapido
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 08:40
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/16772

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