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Obeah and other powers : the politics of Caribbean religion and healing

Author: Diana Paton; Maarit Forde
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection looks at Caribbean religious history from the late 18th century to the present including obeah, vodou, santeria, candomble, and brujeria. The contributors examine how these religions  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Paton; Maarit Forde
ISBN: 9780822351245 0822351242 9780822351337 0822351331
OCLC Number: 748336601
Description: xii, 353 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: An (un)natural mystic in the air : images of Obeah in Caribbean song / Kenneth Bilby --
"Eh! Eh! Bomba, hen! Hen!" : making sense of a vodou chant / Alasdair Pettinger --
On swelling : remedies and rituals in colonial medicine / Alejandra Bronfman --
Atis Rezistans : Gede and the art of vagabondaj / Katherine Smith --
Slave poison/slave medicine : the persistence of Obeah in early 19th century Martinique / John Savage --
The Trials of Inspector Thomas : policing and ethnography in Jamaica / Diana Paton --
The moral economy of spiritual work : money and rituals in Trinidad and Tobago / Maarit Forde --
The open secrets of Solares / Elizabeth Cooper --
Rites of power and rumours of race : the circulation of supernatural knowledge and sacrifice tales in the greater Caribbean, 1890-1940 / Lara Putnam --
The vodou state and the Protestant nation : Haiti in the long twentieth century / Karen E. Richman --
The moral economy of brujería under the modern colony : a pirated modernity? / Raquel Romberg --
Afterword: Other powers : Tylor's principle, Father Williams' temptations, and the power of banality / Stephan Palmié.
Responsibility: Diana Paton and Maarit Forde, editors.

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