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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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?

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Aug 28, Leah Polcar rated it it was amazing Shelves: An excellent and sophisticated, well-researched and well-written view of Voodoo. Working in the Realms of Spirit.

Please review your cart. I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end. Side note, read somewhere that the information may not be completely accurate, but I can no longer remember where I read that, so I may just be spreading rumors. As is said in many reviews, as a primer this is a good source. But it still reeks of its age, and a holier-than-though educated white boy superiority complex.


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! An ethnographer’s ethnography but fascinating nonetheless. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that metrax remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology.

I won’t lay into this too much. 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.

Voodoo in Haiti

Aug 10, Emilade rated it liked it Shelves: Redsteve rated it it was amazing Jun 26, The Book of the Damned. Spirituality a Series of Spiritual Discussions. Recommended for anyone who is interested in Haitian history or early culture, wants an explanation of what Voodoo is and how it is practiced, or likes comparative religions. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

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

These talks would have a strong influence on the development of Bataille’s thought. While a bit dated in terms of describing the modern practice of Voodoo, this was published in and Haitian culture has changed after all, it remains a clear examination of the history of Haiti pres and a thorough and comprehensible explanation of a complicated theology.


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metrajx A Barbarian in Asia. Isn’t that missing the point to start with? The title should be at least 4 characters long. For that purpose it was a fantastic read and a great find giving me everything that I needed.

Variety links AfroSurreal Generation Aversionline. Whatever you wanted to know, it’s in here.

The self-righteous chortling is present, but tolerably minimal. As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion in painstaking detail. Aofred cultures come from a different place, and as such, being a westerner maybe I wasn’t meant to allfred the deeper mysteries of Vodou, or maybe to have a deeper understanding means to find the loa in one’s own backyard, the spirit of my own location, instead of the divinities of Haiti.

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