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Our lady of class struggle : the cult of the Virgin Mary in Haiti

Author: Terry Rey
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©1999.
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"This discussion of the cult of the Virgin Mary in Haiti is the fruit of one of the most extensive ethnographical studies on religion yet conducted in the Caribbean. Rey reveals the differences between the Marian devotion of the Haitian poor and that of the Haitian elite, explains the forces that shape and underlie these differences, and explores the phenomena of Marian symbols, beliefs and practices with their  Read more...
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Rey, Terry.
Our lady of class struggle.
Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c1999
(OCoLC)663417060
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Rey
ISBN: 0865436940 9780865436947 0865436959 9780865436954
OCLC Number: 39868087
Description: x, 362 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Rattles and crosses, sugar and pain: history and structure of the Haitian religious field --
Theological and sociological interpretations of the Virgin Mary --
The history of Haitian Marianism --
The promiscuous Virgin: the symbiosis of Mary and Azili --
The Marianism of the Haitian poor --
The Marian devotion of the Haitian elite --
Stones, water, sun, and fireflies: a brief conclusion.
Responsibility: Terry Rey.

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"This discussion of the cult of the Virgin Mary in Haiti is the fruit of one of the most extensive ethnographical studies on religion yet conducted in the Caribbean. Rey reveals the differences between the Marian devotion of the Haitian poor and that of the Haitian elite, explains the forces that shape and underlie these differences, and explores the phenomena of Marian symbols, beliefs and practices with their correspondents in Haitian Vodou."--BOOK JACKET.

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