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The Resource The cultural politics of Obeah : religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world, Diana Paton, Newcastle University, (electronic resource)

The cultural politics of Obeah : religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world, Diana Paton, Newcastle University, (electronic resource)

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The cultural politics of Obeah : religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world
Title
The cultural politics of Obeah
Title remainder
religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world
Statement of responsibility
Diana Paton, Newcastle University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Diana Paton moves beyond attempts to define and describe what obeah was, instead showing the political imperatives that often drove interpretations and discussions of it. She shows that representations of obeah were entangled with key moments in Caribbean history, from eighteenth-century slave rebellions to the formation of new nations after independence. Obeah was at the same time a crucial symbol of the Caribbean's alleged lack of modernity, a site of fear and anxiety, and a thoroughly modern and transnational practice of healing itself.--
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UkCbUP
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1969-
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Paton, Diana
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Critical perspectives on empire
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Obeah (Cult)
  • Religion and politics
  • Caribbean Area
Label
The cultural politics of Obeah : religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world, Diana Paton, Newcastle University, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139198417
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The emergence of Caribbean spiritual politics -- 2. Obeah and the slave trade debates -- 3. Creole slave society, obeah, and the law -- 4. Obeah and its meanings in the post-emancipation era -- 5. Obeah in the courts, 1890-1939 -- 6. Obeah prosecutions from the inside -- 7. Protest, development, and the politics of obeah -- 8. The post-colonial politics of Obeah -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139198417
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139198417
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927145436
Label
The cultural politics of Obeah : religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world, Diana Paton, Newcastle University, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139198417
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The emergence of Caribbean spiritual politics -- 2. Obeah and the slave trade debates -- 3. Creole slave society, obeah, and the law -- 4. Obeah and its meanings in the post-emancipation era -- 5. Obeah in the courts, 1890-1939 -- 6. Obeah prosecutions from the inside -- 7. Protest, development, and the politics of obeah -- 8. The post-colonial politics of Obeah -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139198417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139198417
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927145436

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