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Mama Lola : a Vodou priestess in Brooklyn

Author: Karen McCarthy Brown
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series: Comparative studies in religion and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : English : Updated and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"Karen McCarthy Brown's classic book shatters stereotypes of Vodou by offering an intimate portrait of African-based religion in everyday life. She explores the importance of women's religious practices along with related themes of family and of social change. Weaving several of her own voices--analytic, descriptive, and personal--with the voices of her subjects in alternate chapters of traditional ethnography and  Read more...
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Named Person: Alourdes Kowalski; Alourdes Kowalski; Alourdes Kowalski; Alourdes Kowalski
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen McCarthy Brown
ISBN: 0520224752 9780520224759
OCLC Number: 47050156
Notes: Includes glossary.
Description: xviii, 429 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Joseph Binbin Mauvant --
Azaka --
Raise that woman's petticoat --
Ogou --
The Baka made from jealousy --
Kouzinn --
Dreams and promises --
Ezili --
Sojème, Sojème --
Danbala --
Plenty confidence --
Gede.
Series Title: Comparative studies in religion and society.
Responsibility: Karen McCarthy Brown.

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Vodou is among the most misunderstood of the world's religions. This book shatters the stereotypes by offering a portrait of Vodou in everyday life. Drawing on a decade-long friendship with Vodou  Read more...

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"I know of no other work about Vodou that can teach the uninitiated so fully what it means to know: how unassuming, contingent and matter-of-fact real konesans (understanding) must be." - Joan Dayan, Read more...

 
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