UWI BOOKSHOP » Others » UWI Press » WI0573 » ENACTING POWER: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF OBEAH IN THE ANGLO.
Model: WI0573
Authors: HANDLER, JEROME
Publishers: KINGSTON BOOKSHOP LIMITED
Price: $3,450.00JMD
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 May, 2013.
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More than two and a half centuries after it was first outlawed in Jamaica in 1760, obeah remains illegal in most territories of the former British West Indies. Yet, opinions on the meaning and essential nature of this controversial Afro-Caribbean spiritual phenomenon vary widely. While many contemporary West Indians hold negative views of obeah, viewing it as evil witchcraft or sorcery, others point to its widespread use in healing, protection from harm and solving a wide range of everyday problems – positive views that were also commonly held by enslaved West Indians in earlier generations.