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SUMICH, Jason. Does all that is solid melt into air?questioning 'neo-liberal' occult economies in Mozambique. Kronos (Bellville) [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.1, pp. 157-173. ISSN 0259-0190.


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    7 For a further critique of 'occult economies' and a more nuanced view of the practice of sorcery in a different area of Mozambique, see P. Israel, 'The War of Lions'; B.E. Bertelsen, 'Multiple Sovereignties and Summary Justice in Mozambique: A Critique of Some Legal Anthropological Terms', Social Analysis, 53(3), 2009, 123-147. [ Links ]


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