Spirits in the Marketplace: The Market as a Site of the Occult in the South and West African Supernatural and Contemporary Capitalist Cosmologies

  title={Spirits in the Marketplace: The Market as a Site of the Occult in the South and West African Supernatural and Contemporary Capitalist Cosmologies},
  author={Felicity Juliette Wood},
  pages={283 - 300}
  • F. Wood
  • Published 2 September 2015
  • History
  • Folklore
This article explores perceptions of the market in South and West Africa and in the West, undertaking a comparative study of the occult aspects ascribed to it. This illuminates certain long-standing and contemporary forms of folklore: from specific South and West African mystical beliefs and practices to various present-day magicalities in certain regions in Africa and Western free-market capitalist societies. Moreover, certain African and Western concepts of the market resemble folk ideas… 
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