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Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Hazzard-Donald, Katrina

Verlag: University of Illinois Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 0252078764 / ISBN 13: 9780252078767
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Verlag: University of Illinois Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

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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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Katrina Hazzard-Donald is an associate professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice at Rutgers University-Camden and the author of Jookin': The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African American Culture.

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