Vodún

Highlighting the ways in which racialization, power, and the legacy of colonialism affect the procurement and transmission of secret knowledge in West Africa and beyond, Landry demonstrates how, paradoxically, secrecy is critically important to Vodún's global expansion.

Vodún
Secrecy and the Search for Divine Power

Timothy R. Landry

2018 | 216 pages | Cloth $49.95
Anthropology / Religion / Sociology
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Table of Contents

A Note on Orthography and Style

Introduction
Chapter 1. Touring the Forbidden
Chapter 2. Receiving the Forest
Chapter 3. Secrecy, Objects, and Expanding Markets
Chapter 4. Belief, Efficacy, and Transnationalism
Chapter 5. Global Vodún, Diversity, and Looking Ahead
Epilogue

Notes
Works Cited
Index
Acknowledgments