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Witchcraft Accusations and Persecutions as a Mechanism for the Marginalisation of Women

SPENCE, Samantha (2017) Witchcraft Accusations and Persecutions as a Mechanism for the Marginalisation of Women. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle Upon Tyne. ISBN 978-1-4438-9501-9

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This books draws on feminist commentary from the disciplines of anthropology, history, law, politics and sociology in order to deal with the phenomenon of modern-day witchcraft. It focuses on the re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in contemporary society, suggesting that witchcraft accusations and persecution are being used as a marginalisation mechanism of women. The re-emergence of witchcraft beliefs in contemporary society and the prevalence of the violence associated with such beliefs has received little attention within academic literature, yet witchcraft-related violence against women is, progressively, becoming one of the most pervasive forms of violence facing women today. This book addresses this gap in the literature, discussing the return of witchcraft beliefs to contemporary society, whilst assessing the effectiveness of international human rights law in protecting women from witchcraft accusations and persecution.

Item Type: Book / Proceeding
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Law
Depositing User: Samantha SPENCE
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 13:52
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 13:52
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6540

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