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The Production of Witchcraft/Witchcraft as Production: Memory, Modernity, and the Slave Trade in Sierra Leone

Rosalind Shaw
American Ethnologist
Vol. 24, No. 4 (Nov., 1997), pp. 856-876
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Anthropological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/646812
Page Count: 21
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Abstract

In this article, I examine how memory is entailed in the constitution and representation of global modernity. During four centuries of Atlantic slave trading in Sierra Leone, Temne witchfinding developed as a technique for the ritual production of slaves. Today, Sierra Leone's integration into an earlier Atlantic world is "remembered" both in witchfinding ritual and in cosmological images of an ultramodern witch-city built from the extraction of human life and value. [memory, modernity, witchcraft, slave trade, West Africa, Temne]

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