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Title Healing cultures : art and religion as curative practices in the Caribbean and its diaspora / edited by Margarite Fernández Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave, [2001]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  615.88 H434H    Check Shelf
Description xxi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents La botánica cultural : ars medica, ars poetica / Margarite Fernández Olmos -- Ethnomedical (folk) healing in the Caribbean / Brian M. du Toit -- Black arts : African folk wisdom and popular medicine in Cuba / a translation of Lydia Cabrera by Margarite Fernández Olmos (with illustrations by Héctor Delgado) -- Afro-Caribbean healing : a Haitian case study / Karen McCarthy Brown -- Santería as a healing practice in diaspora communities : my Cuban Jewish journey with Oshún / Ester Rebeca Shapiro Rok -- Dolls and healing in a Santería house / Anna Wexler -- Community healing among Puerto Ricans : espiritismo as a therapy for the soul / Mario A. Núñez Molina -- A particular blessing : storytelling as healing in the novels of Julia Alvarez / Karen Castellucci Cox -- The film cure : responses to modernity in the cinemas of the Caribbean / Jerry W. Carlson -- The end of the line : Africa, death, and freedom in Caribbean cinema / Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz -- A writer/healer : literature, a blueprint for healing / Opal Palmer Adisa -- The great bonanza of the Antilles / Mayra Montero -- "My work is Obeah" : an interview with poet/painter LeRoy Clarke / Margarite Fernández Olmos and Heidi Holder.
Subject Traditional medicine -- Caribbean Area.
Black people -- Caribbean Area -- Religion.
Healing -- Religious aspects.
Medicine and art -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- Social life and customs.
Medicine, Traditional -- Caribbean Region.
Art -- Caribbean Region.
Culture -- Caribbean Region.
Mental Healing -- Caribbean Region.
Religion and Medicine -- Caribbean Region.
Added Author Fernández Olmos, Margarite.
Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth.
ISBN 0312218982
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