Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn / Edition 1

Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn / Edition 1

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by Karen McCarthy Brown
     
 


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… See more details below

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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 ethnographic fiction, Brown presents herself as a character in Mama Lola's world and allows the reader to evaluate her interactions there. Startlingly original, Brown's work endures as an important experiment in ethnography as a social art form rooted in human relationships. A new preface, epilogue, bibliography, and a collection of family photographs tell the story of the effect of the book's publication on Mama Lola's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520224759
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/04/2001
Series:
Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Series
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated and Expanded Edition
Pages:
447
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the 2001 Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
1. Joseph Binbin Mauvant
2. Azaka
3. Raise That Woman's Petticoat
4. Ogou
5. The Baka Made from Jealousy
6. Kouzinn
7. Dreams and Promises
8. Ezili
9. Sojème, Sojème
10. Danbala
11. Plenty Confidence
12. Gede
Afterword
Glossary of Haitian Creole Terms
Bibliography
Index

What is new in this edition? Preface to the 2001 Edition; Afterword; more substantial Bibliography; and 21 photographs of Mama Lola and her family (no photographs were printed in the first edition)

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