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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages373
ISBN (Electronic)9781316354919, 9781139198417
ISBN (Print)9781107025653, 9781107615991
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

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