The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make by J. Lorand Matory

Title: The Fetish Revisited Author: J. Lorand Matory Genre: Africa Release Date: October 5, 2018 Pages: 392 J. Lorand Matory casts an Afro-Atlantic eye on European social theory to show how Marx’s and Freud’s conceptions of the fetish illuminate and misrepresent the nature of Africa’s gods while demonstrating that Afro-Atlantic gods have their own social […]

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Indigenous Religion and Cultural Performance in the New Maya World

Title: Indigenous Religion and Cultural Performance in the New Maya World Author: Garrett W. Cook, Thomas A. Offit, Genre: History Release Date: 2013 Pages: 200 Based on more than thirty years of ethnographic fieldwork in Highland Guatemala, this study of Maya diviners, shamans, ritual dancers, and religious brotherhoods describes the radical changes in traditional Maya […]

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