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Author White, Luise, author

Title Speaking with Vampires : Rumor and History in Colonial Africa / Luise White
Edition Reprint 2019
Published Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2000]


Description 1 online resource (374 pages)
Series Studies on the History of Society and Culture ; 37
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Maps -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Currencies and Talk -- 1 . Blood and Words: Writing History with (and about) Vampire Stories -- 2. Historicizing Rumor and Gossip -- 3. "Bandages on Your Mouth": The Experience of Colonial Medicine in East and Central Africa -- 4. "Why Is Petrol Red?" The Experience of Skilled and Semi-Skilled Labor in East and Central Africa -- 5. "A Special Danger": Gender, Property, and Blood in Nairobi,1919-193 -- 6. "Roast Mutton Captivity": Labor, Trade, and Catholic Missions in Colonial Northern Rhodesia -- 7. Blood, Bugs, and Archives: Debates over Sleeping- Sickness Control in Colonial Northern Rhodesia,1931-1939 -- 8. Citizenship and Censorship: Politics, Newspapers, and "a Stupefier of Several Women" in Kampala in the 1950s -- 9. Class Struggle and Cannibalism: Storytelling and History Writing on the Copperbelts of Colonial Northern Rhodesia and the Belgian Congo -- 10. Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Subject Blood -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Africa, Central
Vampires -- Africa, Central
Folklore -- Africa, East.
Vampires -- Africa, East
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Africa, East.
Central Africa.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520922297