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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I won’t be able to finish it. October 21, Imprint: The Book of the Damned. All religions, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually. Variety links AfroSurreal Generation Aversionline. Oct 12, Brian rated it really liked it. Many of us derive our ideas about Voodoo from horror films or derogatory comments made by those who actually know nothing about it. Mehraux average lifespan, Metraux tells us, of a slave upon first arriving on the new island was ten years.

A Barbarian in Asia. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Considering that the book was first published inthere’s probably more recent research in the areas of neuroscience and psychology that might explain possession, or fresher interpretations of the legacy of West African religion in contemporary Voodoo. If you want a good ethnography and or cultural understanding of Metrauxx and haigi roots.


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We appreciate your feedback. Very insightful look into the religion without sensationalizing it. I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end. Seabrook, has given the most complete account of the black legend of voodoo.

My personal reasons for reading this book are because I’m working on a fantasy novel and want to base a part of the magic systems in the book on Voodoo. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Would you like us to take another look at this review? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Korean Folk Tales Part 1 Illustrated. The Civilization of China. Generally enjoyed the book, good read if you are looking for clear information about Vodou and Haiti.

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Thing is, this is probably the best book on Vodou there is. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Some may disagree with my conclusion about Metraux. Oct 30, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: For him, Vodou isn’t a religion because only Christianity could be taken seriously enough to be a religion. See if you have enough points for this item. A Record of Cambodia.

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Voodoo traditions have their roots in Dahomean beliefs Kingdom of Dahomey, modern day Beninas well as other civilizations in the area. Un indagine antropologica, psicologica, storica e religiosa affascinante. Metraux needs his anthropologist credential to give himself objectivity, haitk 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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