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Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture

Invisible Powers

Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
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This book introduces readers to the practice of Vodou and helps deconstruct and destroy stereotypes which have survived for hundreds of years. The authors in the collection - from Karen McCarthy Brown to Gerdes Fleurant to Leslie Desmangles - are leading scholars in the rapidly growing field of Vodou Studies. Tackling a wide range of Vodou practices and images, the essays within work to introduce readers to the history and practice of this religion, and to correct the fiction of Vodou which has been circulating as fact. The book focuses specifically on the role Vodou plays in Haiti, the country in which it has its strongest following, examining the influence it has on spiritual beliefs, cultural practices, national identity, popular culture, writing and art. By looking in detail at the beliefs and practices in one country, the reader will begin to understand this unique religion and the multiple domains in which it operates.

Palgrave Macmillan; November 2006
257 pages; ISBN 9780312376208
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Title: Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture
Author: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith; Claudine Michel
 
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ISBNs
0312376200
9780312376208
9781403971623