Snake-driven development

@article{Smith2006SnakedrivenD,
  title={Snake-driven development},
  author={James H. Smith},
  journal={Ethnography},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={423 - 459}
}
This article examines how different groups of Luo people living in a village in western Kenya fought over, publicized, and sought to harness the power of a returned python-spirit referred to as Omieri. The alleged return of Omieri catalyzed the local imagination concerning a range of issues, and mobilized all of the major social groups and dominant cosmological-ideological perspectives in the region, while also becoming a source of cooperation and local autonomy against the control of the… Expand

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