By Celucien L. Joseph,Nixon S. Cleophat,Patrick Delices,Patricia Marie-Emmanuelle Donatien,Charlotte Hammond,Benjamin Hebblethwaite,Tammie Jenkins,Barbara Lewis,Ann E. Mazzocca,Bronwyn Mills,Mambo Vye Zo Komande LaMenfo DaGinen (Patricia D. Scheu),Michel Web

One obvious lacuna in reports of Haitian Vodou is the shortage of works exploring the relationship among the faith and its major roots, conventional Yoruba faith. Discussions of Vodou quite often appear to current the faith in vacuo, as a sui generis phenomenon that arose in Saint-Domingue and developed in Haiti, with out antecedents. what's sorely wanted then is extra comparative experiences of Haitian Vodou that might study its connections to conventional Yoruba faith and hence light up yes facets of its mythology, trust approach, practices, and rituals. This e-book seeks to bridge those gaps.

Vodou within the Haitian Experience reports relatively the connections and relationships among Vodou and African conventional religions akin to Yoruba faith and Egyptian faith. Such reports could improve our realizing of the faith, and the connections among Africa and its Diaspora via shared spiritual styles and practices. the final reader will be conscious of the transnational and transcultural views of Vodou, in addition to the cultural, socio-economic, and political context which gave start to assorted visions and concepts of Vodou.

The chapters during this assortment inform a narrative concerning the dynamics of the Vodou religion and the wealthy methods Vodou has molded the Haitian narrative and psyche. The participants of this ebook study this developed narrative from a multicultural voice that engages significantly the self-discipline of ethnomusicology, drama, functionality, paintings, anthropology, ethnography, economics, literature, highbrow historical past, philosophy, psychology, sociology, faith, and theology. Vodou can also be studied from a number of theoretical techniques together with queer, feminist conception, serious race conception, Marxism, postcolonial feedback, postmodernism, and psychoanalysis.

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