The Cultural Politics of Obeah: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity in the Caribbean World

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An innovative history of the politics and practice of the Caribbean spiritual healing techniques known as obeah and their place in everyday life in the region. Spanning two centuries, the book results from extensive research on the development and implementation of anti-obeah legislation. It includes analysis of hundreds of prosecutions for obeah, and an account of the complex and multiple political meanings of obeah in Caribbean societies. Diana Paton moves beyond attempts to define and describe what obeah was, instead ...

The Cultural Politics of Obeah: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity in the Caribbean World 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107615991

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The Cultural Politics of Obeah: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity in the Caribbean World 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107025653

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