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Mojo Workin' : The Old African American Hoodoo System, Paperback / softback Book

Mojo Workin' : The Old African American Hoodoo System Paperback / softback

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In this book, Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo.

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 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.

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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought
  • ISBN: 9780252078767

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