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The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:

"... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of that culture in the changing environments of the Americas." -- African Studies Review

"... leav[es] the reader with a sense of the vitality, dynamism, and complexity of Ogun and the cultural contexts in which he thrives.... magnificent contribution to the literature on Ogun, Yoruba culture, African religions, and the African diaspora." -- International Journal of Historical Studies

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. A Note on Orthography
  2. p. xi
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  1. Africa's Ogun Transformed: Introduction to the Second Edition
  2. pp. xiii-xxiv
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  1. 1. The Many Faces of Ogun: Introduction to the First Edition
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. PART ONE: The History and Spread of Ogun in Old and New Worlds
  2. pp. 27-102
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  1. 2. The Etymology of the Word "Ògún"
  2. pp. 29-38
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  1. 3. Ogun, the Empire Builder
  2. pp. 39-64
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  1. 4. Systematic Remembering, Systematic Forgetting: Ogou in Haiti
  2. pp. 65-89
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  1. 5. Ogum and the Umbandista Religion
  2. pp. 90-102
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  1. PART TWO: The Meaning of Ogun in Ritual, Myth, and Art
  2. pp. 103-260
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  1. 6. The Dreadful God and the Divine King
  2. pp. 105-146
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  1. 7. A Portrait of Ògún as Reflected in Ìjálá Chants
  2. pp. 147-172
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  1. 8 Ògún's Ìrèmòjé: A Philosophy of Living and Dying
  2. pp. 173-198
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  1. 9. Dancing for Ògún in Yorubaland and in Brazil
  2. pp. 199-234
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  1. 10. Art or Accident: Yorùbá Body Artists and Their Deity Ògún
  2. pp. 235-260
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  1. PART THREE: Transformations of Ogun
  2. pp. 261-368
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  1. 11. A Comparative Analysis of Ogun in Precolonial Yorubaland1
  2. pp. 263-289
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  1. 12. Repossession: Ogun in Folklore and Literature
  2. pp. 290-314
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  1. 13. Unveiling the Orisha
  2. pp. 315-331
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  1. 14. Ogun and Body/Mind Potentiality: Yoruba Scarification and Painting Traditions in Africa and the Americas
  2. pp. 332-352
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  1. 15 Ògún: Builder of the Lùkùmí's House
  2. pp. 353-368
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 369-372
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 373-389
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253113818
Related ISBN
9780253332516
MARC Record
OCLC
47011084
Pages
416
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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