Conjure in African American Society
Conjure's ability to merge supernaturalism and religion-along with a widespread belief in, fear of, or respect for conjure's effectiveness-has made it a force across generations, Anderson shows, and not only among blacks. New Age spiritualism, Afro-Caribbean syncretic faiths, and modern psychological understandings of magic have all contributed to a recent revival of conjure.By critically examining the many influences that have shaped conjure over time, Anderson effectively redefines magic as a cultural power, one that has profoundly touched the arts, black Christianity, and American society overall.
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Jeffery Anderson's CONJURE IN AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIETY is by far the most scholarly book on hoodoo practices and beliefs I've ever read. Often academic books such as this can be rather dry, but ... Read full review
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