Possession, Ecstasy, And Law In Ewe Voodoo

Possession, Ecstasy, And Law In Ewe Voodoo

by Judy Rosenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813918057

ISBN-13: 9780813918051

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: University of Virginia

An ethnographic study of voodoo in West Africa's Ewe populations of coastal Ghana, Togo, and Benin.  See more details below

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An ethnographic study of voodoo in West Africa's Ewe populations of coastal Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813918051
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
951,956
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Gorovodu Families, Festivals, Deities, and Worshipers36
3Atikevodu versus Colonial Orders73
4A Romance of the North100
5Parasites and Hosts: Conundrums of Power and Control130
6Living the Textual Life: Personhood, Possession, and Law in Afa Divination157
7Destinies, Deaths, Ravishments, and Other Hard Things: Vagaries of Law and (Dis)Order195
8Conclusion: Sacrifice, Fetish, and Expenditure234
Notes247
Glossary263
Bibliography267
Index275

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