Mama Lola A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn

ISBN-10: 0520224752
ISBN-13: 9780520224759
Edition: 2001 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/4/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 447
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Karen McCarthy Brown's classic book shatters stereotypes of Vodou by offering an intimate portrait of African-based religion in everyday life. She explores the importance of women's religious practices along with related themes of family and of social change. Weaving several of her own voices--analytic, descriptive, and personal--with the voices of her subjects in alternate chapters of traditional ethnography and ethnographic fiction, Brown presents herself as a character in Mama Lola's world and allows the reader to evaluate her interactions there. Startlingly original, Brown's work endures as an important experiment in ethnography as a social art form rooted in human relationships. A new preface, epilogue, bibliography, and a collection of family photographs tell the story of the effect of the book's publication on Mama Lola's life.

Preface to the 2001 Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Joseph Binbin Mauvant
Azaka
Raise That Woman's Petticoat
Ogou
The Baka Made from Jealousy
Kouzinn
Dreams and Promises
Ezili
Sojeme, Sojeme
Danbala
Plenty Confidence
Gede
Afterword
Glossary of Haitian Creole Terms
Bibliography
Index

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