Satan is an Imitator: Kenya's Recent Cosmology of Corruption

Robert Blunt, University of Chicago, will present a paper examining Kenya and the Satanism scare in the 1990's.

Thursday, February 19, 2004
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
10367 Bunche Hall (10th floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Robert Blunt will present a paper examining Kenyan anxiety about Satanism in the 1990's when structural adjustment conditionalities transformed Kenya's patronage practices and conceptions of moral exchange. In particular, Kenya's satanism scare illuminated a heightened concern for simulation; that Satan was masking an illicit and immoral economy in everyday forms of value and proceeses of exchange. This paper explores the moral reconfiguration of patronage in confessional narratives about past participation in devil worshipping.





Special Instructions

Parking is available in lot 3 for $7.

Cost : Free and open to the public

For more information please contact:

James S. ColemanAfrican Studies Center

Tel: 310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center