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RAI Research Seminar: Mark Jamieson
Wednesday 18 February 2015, 05:30pm - 07:30pm
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RAI RESEARCH SEMINAR

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Socioeconomics and the supernatural amongst the Miskitu and Ulwa of eastern Nicaragua

Dr Mark Jamieson, University of East London

Wednesday 18 February at 5.30 pm

This seminar considers in comparative terms the relationships between socioeconomic processes, misfortune and belief in supernatural agency amongst the people of two superficially rather similar villages in eastern Nicaragua populated principally by Miskitu speakers. In one (Kakabila) where subsistence farming and fishing predominate, the causes of misfortune are generally projected outside the village onto ghosts and other supernatural beings. In the other (Karawala) where subsistence depends principally on uncertain and irregular bouts of employment, misfortune is more often attributed to human sorcerers from within the community.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to http://markjamieson.eventbrite.co.uk

Location 3