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Cord of Blood: Possession and the Making of Voodoo (Anthropology, Culture, and Society)

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The relationship between human beings and their gods lies at the centre of all questions of identity, individual and collective. Nadia Lovell examines how religious feelings reflect notions of personhood and belonging, and how religious involvement can transform gender relations, by focusing on cults of Vodhun (voodoo) possession among the Watchi in Southern Togo. Using this detailed ethnographic study as a point of departure she offers a fascinating insight into the complex interplay between religion, gender, ethnography and globalisation.Lovell argues that the relationship of men and women to the Vodhun is one of mutual dependency: on the one hand human beings will gods to exist; on the other hand, gods embody themselves in human beings, especially women, through possession. Possession, according to Lovell, implies not only affliction, but the manifestation of creative potential through which women can express multiple identities — a process through which concepts of gender are both confirmed and dismantled. Looking in particular at the role of the devotees, Lovell presents an enticing account which offers an important contribution to the study of religion, gender and society.

Book News Annotation:

Lovell (social anthropology, U. of Link<:o>ping, Sweden) conducted an ethnographic study among male and female Vodhun (Voodoo) healers in Southern Togo. Her major question was whether males and females had differences in access to knowledge about Vodhun deities and healing knowledge. Her window into the question was the phenomenon of possession, and she argues that possession is a means by which practitioners negotiate gender and other identities. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This detailed ethnographic study examines how religious feelings reflect notions of personhood and belonging, and how religious involvement can transform gender relations, by focusing on cults of Vodhun (voodoo) possession among the Watchi in Southern Togo.

Synopsis:

An ethnographically rich account of the Vodhum (voodoo) cult amongst the Watchi in Southern Togo.

About the Author

Nadia Lovell lectures in social anthropology at the University of Link&ouml;ping, Sweden.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Book and Place, Persons and Gods

3. Making Gods, Knowing Gods

4. Grounding Vodhun, Untying Gender

5. Healing Modernities, Engendering Difference

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745318417
Author:
Lovell, Nadia
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Location:
London
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Religious life and customs
Subject:
Voodooism
Subject:
Togo.
Subject:
Voodooism -- Togo.
Subject:
Togo Religious life and customs.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Anthropology, Culture, and Society
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.29 x 0.5 in

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