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The Taste of Blood: Spirit Possession in Brazilian Candomble (Contemporary Ethnography)

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Publisher Comments:

Enter the fascinating world of the Condomble regions of Brazil, where interaction between spirits and human is considered an everyday occurrence. Jim Wafer uncovers the social life, rituals, folklore, and engaging personalities of the villagers of Jacari, among whom trances, sorcery, and spirit possession demonstrate the coexistence of different kinds of reality.This ethnography is intriguing not only because of the originality of its approach to the more enigmatic aspects of another culture but also because it uses insights gained from participation in that culture to reflect on the paradoxes inherent in the writer's own culture, and in the human condition in general.

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""The Taste of Blood" brilliantly explores both Condomble and the representations of ethnographic research."-"Folklore Forum"

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Winner of the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing "Succeeds as an innovative ethnography. . . . Intriguing and scintillating . . .

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-212) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812213416
Author:
Wafer, James William
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Demoniac possession
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Candomblâe (Cult) -- Brazil.
Subject:
Candomblâe
Subject:
Candomble (Religion)
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Contemporary Ethnography Series
Series Volume:
9359
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
219
Dimensions:
8.98x5.89x.67 in. .86 lbs.

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