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#3114: Vodou : Shirey replies to Driver

From: Heather M Shirey <hshireys@indiana.edu>

A good starting point for a comparison of the two religions (Candomble and
Vodou) and their historical development would be Joseph M. Murphy's
*Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora* (Boston: Beacon
Press, 1994). For a more penetrating examination of Candomble, you might
want to check out Jim Wafer's *The Taste of Blood: Spirit Possession in
Brazilian Candomble* (U. of Penn Press, 1991), and for a bit on the
historical development of Candomble from abolition through 1930s, take a
look at Kim Butler's *Freedoms Given Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in
Post-Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador* (Rutgers U. Press, 1998). Butler's
book should be particularly helpful for you, since you mentioned an
interest in the role of religion in social development.