Title, Voodoo in Haiti Volume of Schocken Books. Author, Alfred Métraux. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Schocken Books, Original from, University of . Results 1 – 30 of 77 Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Metraux and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Read “Voodoo in Haiti” by Alfred Métraux with Rakuten Kobo. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished.

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Mystic Isles of the South Seas. A great concise history of voodoo in Haiti. Metraux needs his anthropologist credential to mmetraux himself objectivity, but it turns out to be a shield between himself and the society he is studying and isn’t a bit strange to study a society as if they were microbes and not people?

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The island’s collective vooodoo of mythology and practical means of addressing the supernatural weaves together elements of European superstition, Catholicism, and the gods and rites of West Africa, each utterly divested of its original context and significance, recast in conformity with the exigencies and conventions of Haiti’s natural and social ecology. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic. Nothing more than a conglomeration of beliefs and hziti of African origin, which, having been closely mixed with Catholic practice, has come to be the religion of the greater part of the peasants and the urban proletariat of the black republic of Haiti.


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Sacred Places In China. Item s unavailable for purchase. An excellent vokdoo readable and sympathetic overview of voudoun in Haiti by a respected anthropologist. While a certain disinterested view of religion can be beneficial–in that this view will allow others to formulate their own opinions–at a certain point one loses the ability to explain that which one does not believe in.

The Synagogue of Satan. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology. Return to Book Page.

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Excellent and nuanced work on Voodoo. Generally enjoyed the book, good read if you are looking for clear information about Vodou and Haiti. Jess rated it liked it Dec 10, Working in the Realms of Spirit. For him, Vodou isn’t a religion because only Christianity could be taken seriously enough to be a religion. The self-righteous chortling is present, but tolerably minimal.

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