Title, Voodoo in Haiti Volume of Schocken Books. Author, Alfred Métraux. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Schocken Books, Original from, University of . 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. Foreword Page. Origins and History of the Voodoo Cults. 25 Voodoo · Alfred Metraux No preview available – QR code for Voodoo in Haiti.
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Voodoo in Haiti – Google Books
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.
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? Wood Dickinson rated it it was amazing Dec 22, The fact is that I believe true insight comes only when one believes in haiit subject matter. Excellent and nuanced work on Voodoo. If you read this also read the serphant and the Rainbow. Sprinkled with enough spooky stories alongside genuine examination to satisfy the various reasons I would read an account on Voodoo.
Jews and Germans of Hamburg. As is said in many reviews, as a primer this is a good source. Feb 26, Guido Henkel rated it it was amazing. The Hebrew and Greek literary traditions give us a certain framework–responsible for the novel, and from there, TV and movies at least in metrqux of story arcs.
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After one year of living in Haiti, this book totally reconstructed my understanding of Haitian vodou. Many of us goodoo our ideas about Voodoo from horror films or derogatory comments made by those who actually know nothing about it. 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.
Even a book about Vodou can put you to sleep. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic. Metraux doesn’t see it this way.
Very educational book that falls into the categories of Anthropology and Religion. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s not an instruction manual; it’s an outline of beliefs and practices the author encountered inwith supplemental history of key figures and linguistic Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic.
Descriptions of rituals and ceremonies is excellent. Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting. Oct 30, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 06, Rafael Suleiman rated it really liked it. An excellent and readable and sympathetic overview of voudoun in Haiti by a respected anthropologist. But I am so tired I think this wonderful will have a unique honor: The book covers the Protestant efforts to purge Haiti of all Voodoo and fetish beliefs and the mythology and folklore of the religion from it’s beginnings up to the early ‘s when this book w Very educational book that falls into the categories of Anthropology and Religion.
Voodoo in Haiti – Alfred Métraux – Google Books
Side note, read somewhere that halti information may not be completely accurate, but I can no longer remember where I read that, so I may just be spreading rumors. View all 4 comments. You may be able to follow it better than I was able to. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But it still reeks of its age, and a holier-than-though educated white boy superiority complex. The book covers the Protestant efforts to purge Haiti of all Voodoo and fetish beliefs and the mythology and folklore of the religion from it’s beginnings up to metrqux early ‘s when this book was written.
Oct 12, Brian rated it really liked it. Alfted, I still enjoyed this one and would recommend it to anyone who is new to the subject. Some may disagree with my conclusion about Metraux. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world. 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.
Highly recommended to anyone interested metrauc the roots of Voodoo. Book added to incorrect record: Whatever you wanted to know, it’s in here. Feb 13, Januari rated it it was amazing.
Voodoo in Haiti
Nov 05, Beaird Glover rated it it was amazing. The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book finisher too. A lot of info to absorb. Oct 20, Heather rated it really liked it Recommends it for: