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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Refresh and try again. Basically, if you don’t want an account meteaux Voodoo that is all doe-eyed and breathless, this is the book for you. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Blessed Are the Wicked. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic. Trivia About Voodoo in Haiti. These talks would have a strong influence on the development of Bataille’s thought. Maker of Heavenly Trousers.

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? Side note, read somewhere that the information may not be completely accurate, but I can no longer remember where I read that, so I alfrer just be spreading rumors. Science of the Magical. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology.

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Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel. I found myself wishing there was a Vodou ij of the Iliad or the Old Testament, so that I could glean knowledge and formulate opinions on Vodou in general as I would a work of strong literature. If you want a good ethnography and or cultural understanding of Vodoo and its roots. All metraaux, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually.

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Jul 25, Karen Davis rated it it was amazing. Ballard Bldg Blog Borges: Want to Read saving…. Mintz, professor of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University. As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion in painstaking detail.

Vooodo it still reeks of its age, and a holier-than-though educated white boy superiority complex. 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.

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This made a deep impression on the anthropologist, and it motivated him to join the UN in mid, when he began working as Chief of the Section on Research in the Department of Social Affairs in New York.

I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end. Shane rated it it was amazing Aug 03, In fact – what is Voodoo? Spirituality a Series of Spiritual Discussions.


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It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascin Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. You’ve successfully reported this review. After one year of living in Haiti, this book totally reconstructed my understanding of Haitian vodou. The fact is that I believe true insight comes only when one believes in the subject matter.

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Feb 13, Januari rated it it was amazing. Out of this unconscionable environment springs Vodou–a comixture of ancient beliefs themselves as complex and varied as the peoples brought over metrauux the Catholicism given to them by the French. While a bit dated in terms of describing the modern practice of Voodoo, this was published in and Haitian culture has changed after all, it remains a clear examination of the history of Haiti pres and a thorough and comprehensible explanation of a complicated theology.

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