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ERIC Number: ED182392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Africa, the Motherland, in the Haitian Collective Memory. A Study of African Religious Continuity among the Haitians.
Montilus, Guerin
Under continued oppression, Haitian blacks have kept alive the memory of Africa, which pervades the most diverse aspects of popular culture. An understanding of this is the first step toward understanding the mythological structure of Haitian Voodoo. Analysis of the Haitian language, the peasant family housing, and the vocabulary of the Haitian religion demonstrates that the semantic base of Voodoo is rooted in an experiential totality which forms the background of Haitian thought. (Author/WP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Haiti; Voodoo
Note: Not available in paper copy due to reproduction quality of original document; Translated from the French by Gloria House