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Mojo Workin' - The Old African American Hoodoo System

Hazzard-Donald, Katrina

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ISBN 10: 0252037294 / ISBN 13: 9780252037290
Published by Univ Illinois Press
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Title: Mojo Workin' - The Old African American ...

Publisher: Univ Illinois Press

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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.

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 A bold new reconsideration of Hoodoo belief and practice

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