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

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 va...

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Contributors: Forde, Maarit 1973- (Other); Paton, Diana 1969- (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Durham, NC [u.a.] Duke University Press 2012
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Voodooism
B Karibik
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Obeah (Cult) (Caribbean Area)
B Caribbean Area Religion
B Vodou (Caribbean Area)
B Religion And Politics Caribbean Area
B Religion And Politics (Caribbean Area)
B Obeah (Cult) Caribbean Area
B Voodooism Caribbean Area
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Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary: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
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0822351242