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Publisher Description

In this book, Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans’ experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, Hazzard-Donald argues that Hoodoo emerged first in three distinct regions she calls “regional Hoodoo clusters” and that after the turn of the nineteenth century, Hoodoo took on a national rather than regional profile. The first interdisciplinary examination to incorporate a full glossary of Hoodoo culture, Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System lays out the movement of Hoodoo against a series of watershed changes in the American cultural landscape. Throughout, Hazzard-Donald distinguishes between “Old tradition Black Belt Hoodoo” and commercially marketed forms that have been controlled, modified, and often fabricated by outsiders; this study focuses on the hidden system operating almost exclusively among African Americans in the Black spiritual underground.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2012
December 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Illinois Press
SELLER
Chicago Distribution Center
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Dancingtree Moonwater ,

Mojo Workin

An excellent and informative work. Highly recommend if you are interested in folk medicine, and alternative healing traditions. This work examines the movement of a cultural tradition and the consequences of outsider control.