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Experiments with PowerObeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

J. Brent Crosson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

From eighteenth-century slave rebellions to contemporary responses to police brutality, Caribbean methods of problem-solving “spiritual work” have been criminalized under the label “obeah.” Connected ... More

Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Michael Taussig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

For centuries, humans have excelled at mimicking nature in order to exploit it. Now, with the existential threat of global climate change on the horizon, the ever-provocative Michael Taussig asks ... More

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