Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

The Politics of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence

November 4th, 2014
6 PM

102 Dinwiddie Hall

Professor Diana Paton will present a talk entitled “The Politics of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence” on Tuesday November 4th, at 6 PM.

Professor Paton of Newcastle University (UK) is a specialist in Caribbean History and is author of No Bond But the Law: Punishment, Race, and Gender in Jamaican State Formation, 1780-1870 (Duke, 2004), co-editor with Pamela Scully and co-editor with Maarit Forde of Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing (Duke, 2012). Paton is the process of completing a book manuscript on The Cultural Politics of Obeah, which will be published by Cambridge University Press. The system of spiritual, healing and supernatural practices collectively known as obeah is the principal African-derived spiritual practice which developed in those parts of the Caribbean colonized by England and Great Britain historical monograph focused solely on this belief system.

A reception will precede the lecture at 5 PM.

Sponsored by The Center for Scholars of the School of Liberal Arts, the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, the Duren Professorship Program of Newcomb-Tulane College, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of History, the Program in African & African Diaspora Studies, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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