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Shackled sentiments : slaves, spirits, and memories in the African diaspora

Author: Eric James Montgomery
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, Lexington Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shackled Sentiments: Slaves, Spirits, and Memories in the African Diaspora is the first comprehensive ethnographic and historical study of slavery and its outcomes in numerous geographic contexts. The contributors to this collection traverse region, theme, and time to construct a book of great scale and scope.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric James Montgomery
ISBN: 1498585981 9781498585989
OCLC Number: 1053903390
Description: xxxiv, 217 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: American women anthropologists of the twentieth century on Haitian vodou : a brief review / Natacha Giafferi-Dombre --
Vodou as the embryo and marker of Haitian sociohistorical identity / Nixon S. Cleophat --
Remembering our mothers : Black women, slavery, and maternal power in Barbados and Jamaica / Maureen Elgersman Lee --
The past is present : slavery, personhood, and mimesis in Ewe Gorovodu and Mama Tchamba / Eric J. Montgomery --
Devotees and clients : the Ṭumbura cult, spirit possession and medicinal roots in the Sudan / Gerasimos Makris --
Living with the ghosts of slavery in western Eweland : taming ancestral energies and creating ritual cultures / Meera Venkatachalam --
The Swahili coast : spirit possession, Islam, and European power / Beatrice Nicolini --
Slavery and its discontents : shackled history as spiritual resources in Jamaica / Christian Vannier --
The language of the slave spirits in Brazilian Umbanda : memories of ancestral dignity / Laura Álvarez López.
Other Titles: Slaves, spirits, and memories in the African diaspora
Responsibility: edited by Eric Montgomery.

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