Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico

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In this intimate ethnography, Raquel Romberg seeks to illuminate the performative significance of healing rituals and magic works, their embodied nature, and their effectiveness in transforming the states of participants by focusing on the visible, albeit mostly obscure, ways in which healing and magic rituals proceed. The questions posed by Romberg emerge directly from the particular pragmatics of Puerto Rican brujeria (witch-healing), shaped by the eclecticism of its rituals, the heterogeneous character of its ...

Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico 2010, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292723504

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Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico 2009, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292706583

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