By James Howard Smith
Similar to magic, development’s promise of a higher global elicits either desire and suspicion from Wataita. Smith exhibits that the unexpected alterations wrought by way of development—greater wealth for a few, dashed hopes for plenty of more—foster ethical debates that Taita humans show in occult phrases. by way of conscientiously chronicling the ideals and activities of this varied community—from pissed off youths to nostalgic seniors, duplicitous preachers to thought-provoking witch doctors—BewitchingDevelopment vividly depicts the social lifetime of previously overseas principles and practices in postcolonial Africa.
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Bewitching Development: Witchcraft and the Reinvention of Development in Neoliberal Kenya (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning) by James Howard Smith