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The Resource Mojo workin' : the old African American Hoodoo system, Katrina Hazzard-Donald, (electronic resource)

Mojo workin' : the old African American Hoodoo system, Katrina Hazzard-Donald, (electronic resource)

Label
Mojo workin' : the old African American Hoodoo system
Title
Mojo workin'
Title remainder
the old African American Hoodoo system
Statement of responsibility
Katrina Hazzard-Donald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. She examines Hoodoo culture and history by tracing its emergence from African traditions to religious practices in the Americas. 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 spread came about through the mechanism of the "African Religion Complex," eight distinct cultural characteristics familiar to all the African ethnic groups in the United States. 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. Hazzard-Donald examines Hoodoo material culture, particularly the "High John the Conquer" root, which practitioners employ for a variety of spiritual uses. She also examines other facets of Hoodoo, including rituals of divination such as the "walking boy" and the "Ring Shout," a sacred dance of Hoodoo tradition that bears its corollaries today in the American Baptist churches. 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."--Publisher's description
  • "Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. She examines Hoodoo culture and history by tracing its emergence from African traditions to religious practices in the Americas. 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 spread came about through the mechanism of the "African Religion Complex," eight distinct cultural characteristics familiar to all the African ethnic groups in the United States. 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. Hazzard-Donald examines Hoodoo material culture, particularly the "High John the Conquer" root, which practitioners employ for a variety of spiritual uses. She also examines other facets of Hoodoo, including rituals of divination such as the "walking boy" and the "Ring Shout," a sacred dance of Hoodoo tradition that bears its corollaries today in the American Baptist churches. 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."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hazzard-Donald, Katrina
Dewey number
133.4308996073
LC call number
BL2490
LC item number
.H39 2013
NLM call number
  • 2015 F-544
  • WZ 80.5.B5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, African Traditional
  • Magic
  • History, 19th Century
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Mojo workin' : the old African American Hoodoo system, Katrina Hazzard-Donald, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225) and index
Contents
  • Prescript -- Traditional religion in West Africa and in the new world: a thematic overview -- Disruptive intersection: slavery and the African background in the making of Hoodoo -- The search for High John the Conquer -- Crisis at the crossroads: sustaining and transforming Hoodoo's old black tradition from Emancipation to World War II -- The demise of Dr. Buzzard: black belt Hoodoo between the two World Wars -- Healin' da sick, raisin' da daid: Hoodoo as health care, root doctors, midwives, treaters -- Black belt Hoodoo in the post-World War II cultural environment -- Postscript
  • Prescript -- Traditional religion in West Africa and in the new world: a thematic overview -- Disruptive intersection: slavery and the African background in the making of Hoodoo -- The search for High John the Conquer -- Crisis at the crossroads: sustaining and transforming Hoodoo's old black tradition from Emancipation to World War II -- The demise of Dr. Buzzard: black belt Hoodoo between the two World Wars -- Healin' da sick, raisin' da daid: Hoodoo as health care, root doctors, midwives, treaters -- Black belt Hoodoo in the post-World War II cultural environment -- Postscript
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000783792
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780252094460
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012020649
Other control number
40021813222
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000783792
Label
Mojo workin' : the old African American Hoodoo system, Katrina Hazzard-Donald, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225) and index
Contents
  • Prescript -- Traditional religion in West Africa and in the new world: a thematic overview -- Disruptive intersection: slavery and the African background in the making of Hoodoo -- The search for High John the Conquer -- Crisis at the crossroads: sustaining and transforming Hoodoo's old black tradition from Emancipation to World War II -- The demise of Dr. Buzzard: black belt Hoodoo between the two World Wars -- Healin' da sick, raisin' da daid: Hoodoo as health care, root doctors, midwives, treaters -- Black belt Hoodoo in the post-World War II cultural environment -- Postscript
  • Prescript -- Traditional religion in West Africa and in the new world: a thematic overview -- Disruptive intersection: slavery and the African background in the making of Hoodoo -- The search for High John the Conquer -- Crisis at the crossroads: sustaining and transforming Hoodoo's old black tradition from Emancipation to World War II -- The demise of Dr. Buzzard: black belt Hoodoo between the two World Wars -- Healin' da sick, raisin' da daid: Hoodoo as health care, root doctors, midwives, treaters -- Black belt Hoodoo in the post-World War II cultural environment -- Postscript
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000783792
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780252094460
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012020649
Other control number
40021813222
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000783792

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