The Role of Language in Accusations of Witchcraft in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain

Eva Mendieta

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2017, , Pages 105-118

  Linguistic factors played a significant role in the origin and spread of accusations of witchcraft in Early Modern Spain. The preoccupation with witches’ words is at its root a preoccupation about the power of speech and, to a great extent, of female speech. Studies in some Early European countries ...  Read More

Identity Construction in Three AbaGusii Bewitchment Narratives

Eucabeth Ong’au-Mong’are; Augustine Agwuele

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2017, , Pages 29-43

  The stories we tell about our lives unveil their content just as much as the lexical choices we make index a certain worldview, attitude, positionality, and relationship to reality. In essence, in narratives, individuals construct the self and denote personal identities. The available narrative identity ...  Read More