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Embodying Colonial Memories

Spirit Possession, Power, and the Hauka in West Africa

Embodying Colonial Memories( )
Author: Stoller, Paul
ISBN:978-0-415-90877-1
Publication Date:Sep 1995
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $51.95
Book Description:

A study of the West African Hauka - spirits that grotesquely mimic and mock "Europeans" of the colonial epoch. The author considers spirit possession as a set of embodied practices with serious social and cultural consequences. Embodying Colonial Memories is the first in-depth study of the West African Hauka, spirits in the body of (human) mediums which mimic and mock Europeans of the colonial epoch. Paul Stoller, who was initiated into a spirit possession troupe, recounts an insider's...
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Book Details
Pages:238
Detailed Subjects: History / Africa / West
Religion / Ethnic & Tribal
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.967 x 8.892 x 0.546 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds



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