Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture: Invisible Powers

Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture: Invisible Powers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403971616
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Claudine Michel is Professor of Black Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara and Editor, Jourbanal of Haitian Studies. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith is Professor of Africology, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Table of Contents

Introduction Afro-Caribbean Spirituality: A Hatian Case Study - Karen McCarthy Brown Voudou in Haiti: Way of Life and Mode of Survival - Claudine Michel African Interpretations of the Christian Vodou Cross - Leslie G. Desmangles Resisting Freedom: Cultural Factors in Democracy: The Case for Haiti - Patrick Bellegarde-Smith "The Jew" in the Haitian Imagination: Pre-Modern Anti-Judaism the Post-Modern Caribbean - Elizabeth A McAlister The Song of Freedom: Vodoun, Conscientization and Popular Culture in Haiti - Gerdes Fleurant Water in their Eyes, Dust on their Land: Heat and Illness in a Haitian Town - Pierre Minn "I am Going to See Where My Oungan Is": The Artistry of a Haitian Vodou Flagmaker - Anna Wexler How Hougans Use the Light from Distant Stars - LeGrace Benson The Haiti-New Orleans Vodou Connection: Zora Neale Hurston as Initiate Observer - Richard Brent Turner

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