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#969: Ginen : McAlister comments

From: Elizabeth McAlister <emcalister@mail.wesleyan.edu>

An elaborate analysis of the concept of Ginen in Vodou, and one of the best
articles on Vodou, period, is Larose, Serge.  "The Meaning of Africa in
Haitian Voodoo."  In Symbols and Sentiments:  Cross-Cultural Studies in
Symbolism, ed. I.M. Lewis.  London:  Academic Press, 1977, pp. 85-116.  You
should be able to find it in any good library.  It should answer most
questions about the cosmological, philosophical and ethical dimensions of
the concept of Ginen.

Does anybody know where Serge Larose is now?

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Elizabeth McAlister
Assistant Professor
Department of Religion
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT  06459-0029
Tel:  (860) 685-2289
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Email:  <EMcAlister@wesleyan.edu>