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Stephanie Salome Jon Nyquist May 11, 2016 Ethnographic Sorcery All over the world people either believe or do not believe in sorcery. But those who do not believe in sorcery do not know that if they believe in the bible, or as professor Kramer stated, luck, intuition, psyche, prayer, science, and horoscopes then they also believe in sorcery. In Ethnographic Sorcery anthropologist Harry G. West conducts research on the people of the Mueda plateau in northern Mozambique in order to understand their history and culture, specifically when it came to sorcery. While conducting his research West explains how his ethnographic vision of their world was in itself a form of sorcery. He states that many of his Muedan friends and co-researchers saw his “ethnograph[ing] way of seeing things—the attempt to gain an interpretive ascendancy over a complex and confounding world—as a form of sorcery." What was most intriguing was the fact that most of the people in or around the plateau village were so influenced by sorcery. It took over their lives to the point where if there was a
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