Category: "Caribbean"


Haiti Earthquake: Worldwide solidarity, a common humanity? (updated)

(Hatiain Children up in the mountains. Image: Matt Dringenberg, flickr) (post in progress) "Anthropology to me is all about human connexions, about a common humanity", said Dai Cooper from the Anthropology Song. "B… more »


Another way of doing fieldwork: Developing websites with your informants!

Indigenous communities have embraced the internet from early on. The website of the Oneida Indian Nation was set up before the website for the White House. Anthropologist Maximilian C. Forte has developped several websites in collaboration with indigenou… more »


Who are the people keeping the Jewish traditions alive in Cuba?

The Ann Arbor News (Michigan) interviews anthropologist Ruth Behar who has written a new book about Jewish life in Cuba. The island's tiny Jewish community is among the most diverse in the world. "An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba" offe… more »


Some new ethnographies (Book reviews)

The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology has published several new book reviews on its website: Marc Augé: Oblivion The French anthropologist breaks new ground introducing the theme of Oblivion (Les formes de l’oubli) – a challenging reflect… more »


  22:05:13, by admin   . Categories: religion cosmology, migration, Caribbean

Haiti: Possessed by Voodoo

National Geographic The ceremony begins with a Roman Catholic prayer. Then three drummers begin to play syncopated rhythms. The attendees begin to dance around a tree in the center of the yard, moving faster and harder with the rising pulse of the bea… more »

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