Voodoo in Haiti. Front Cover. Alfred Métraux. Schocken Books, – Folklore THE HISTORY OF VOODOO. THE SOCIAL FRAMEWORK OF VOODOO. Voodoo in Haiti. Front Cover. Oxford University Press, Foreword Page. 15 . Origins and History of the Voodoo Cults. 25 Voodoo in Haiti · Alfred Métraux. 21 Oct Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of Alfred Métraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and.

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Metraux coodoo his anthropologist credential to give himself objectivity, but it turns out to be a shield between alfred metraux voodoo in haiti and the society he is studying and isn’t alfred metraux voodoo in haiti bit strange to study a society as if they were microbes and not people?

The vkodoo philosophy was work them until they die and buy new ones. For that purpose it was a fantastic read and a great find giving me everything that I needed. To ask other readers questions about Voodoo in Haitiplease sign up. Redsteve rated it it was amazing Jun 26, It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world.

As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion in painstaking detail. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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Priscilla Previl rated it alfred metraux voodoo in haiti was amazing Apr 16, Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one alfred metraux voodoo in haiti the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Particolare quello haitiano, interclassista.

Basically, if you don’t want an account of Voodoo that is all doe-eyed and breathless, this is the book for you.

Should I run into a green-eyed mulatto steering a houseboat on Lake Mead however, I’ll make sure to treat him with the requisite respect ; But it still reeks of its age, and a holier-than-though educated white boy superiority complex. If you already know a little about voodoo you will probably enjoy it more. Many of us derive our ideas about Voodoo from horror films or derogatory comments made by those who actually know nothing about it.

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 Alfred metraux voodoo in haiti religion in contemporary Voodoo. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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.

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I won’t be able to finish it. Recommended for anyone who is interested in Haitian history or early culture, wants an explanation of what Voodoo is and how voodol is practiced, or likes comparative religions. Whatever you wanted to know, it’s in here. Write a customer review.

Voodoo in Haiti 3. Jun 13, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Un indagine antropologica, psicologica, storica e religiosa affascinante. 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.

Vodou then as I take it is a series of metaphors interpreted by an oppressed people that includes both oral histories and experiential ritual in order to give their lives meaning. Well worth alfred metraux voodoo in haiti if you want to get to the roots of alfred metraux voodoo in haiti religion.