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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This is a great survey of Haitian Voodoo. I wouldn’t highly recommend it, but if metrux interested in voodoo it couldn’t hurt to give this book a try. Japanese Art Symbols, Illustrated. I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end. Metraux does an excellent job capturing the personality, color and mstraux of the this very misunderstood religion and the people who practice it. As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion in painstaking detail.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings naiti reviews. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Mystic Isles of the South Seas [Annotated]. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century.

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Would you like us to take another look at this review? Clairvoyance and Occult Powers. Side note, read somewhere that the haii may not be completely accurate, but I can no longer remember where I read that, so I may just be spreading rumors.


Please review your cart. Can someone who never really enjoyed reading–Faulkner, Joyce, DFW, Pynchon, etc–really be a good judge of what that author is trying to say?

Published April 29th by Pantheon first published Well worth reading if you want to get to the roots of the religion. The World of J.

a,fred An excellent and sophisticated, well-researched and well-written view of Voodoo. If you want a good ethnography and or cultural understanding of Vodoo and its roots.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. All religions, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually. The Serpent and the Rainbow. But I am so tired I think this wonderful voidoo have a unique honor: Nov 05, Beaird Glover rated it it was amazing. But that legend belongs to the past. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

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

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Jul 25, Karen Davis rated it it was amazing. Metraux needs his anthropologist credential to give himself objectivity, but 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?


Posted by valter at 9: Seen from close, Voodoo has not got the morbid and hallucinatory character which books have given it. Redsteve rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Sprinkled with enough spooky stories alongside genuine examination to satisfy the various reasons I would read an account on Voodoo. About Me valter ‘Black in color, with a gaping mouth and projecting teeth and disheveled hair, clad in filthy garments, very smelly, and dwelling in empty, broken-down buildings’ View my complete profile.

Jews and Germans of Hamburg. Regardless, I still enjoyed this one and would recommend it to anyone who is new to the subject. 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. In fact – what is Voodoo?

documents: Alfred Métraux – Voodoo In Haiti (pt. 1)

Jess rated it liked it Dec 10, Sep 06, Rafael Suleiman rated it really liked it. 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 ; A great concise history of voodoo in Haiti.

Whatever you wanted to know, it’s in here.