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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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An excellent and sophisticated, well-researched and well-written view of Voodoo. From Peking to Mandalay: These talks would have a strong influence on the development of Bataille’s thought. Korean Folk Tales Part 1 Illustrated. Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But I am so tired I think this wonderful will have a unique honor: An excellent and readable and sympathetic overview of voudoun metarux Haiti by a respected anthropologist. The Synagogue of Satan. Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting. This doesn’t paint a romantic picture of Voodoo or its followers.

Feb 26, Guido Henkel rated it it was amazing.

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I won’t be able to finish it. Mintz, professor of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.


It kills me that there isn’t something newer that is this academic and thorough. The slave-owner’s philosophy was work them until they die and buy new ones. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

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Grazie alle tate nere il voodoo infatti era entrato a far parte ln cultura borghese e delle classi dirigenti. A lot of info to absorb. See if you have enough points for this item.

Metraux needs his anthropologist credential to give 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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Recommended for anyone who is interested in Haitian history or early culture, wants an explanation of what Voodoo is and how it is practiced, or likes comparative religions. Metraux doesn’t see it this way.

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Specific locational origins aside, I ask one to consider what religion–be it eastern or western, pagan or monotheistic, animist or anthropomorphic–doesn’t fit this exact description? The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic akfred Afro-American ethnology. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic. Published April 29th by Pantheon first published Weird Ways of Witchcraft. Jess rated it liked it Dec 10, Lists with This Book. Voodoo traditions have their roots in Dahomean beliefs Kingdom of Dahomey, modern day Beninas well as other civilizations in the area.


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Voodoo in Haiti

The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book Oh my God. The fact that Vodou remains a largely oral and experiential tradition speaks to a fundamental difference in civilization and society, not so much in basic values or potential, but in how we absorb the metaphors of our culture.

Posted by valter at 9: Very educational book that falls into the categories of Anthropology and Religion. This is a great survey of Haitian Voodoo.