Chapter

Incantation

Dianne M. Stewart

in Three Eyes for the Journey

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195154153
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835713 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195154150.003.0002
 Incantation

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This chapter analyzes European cultural attitudes toward African people and African religions, especially during the 18th and 19th centuries. It assesses in greater depth the standard European planter and missionary responses to Obeah and Myal. This assessment is prefaced by considering the Afrophobic motif as the most essential ingredient in colonial scripts of European expansion and encounter with the African Other.

Keywords: Africa; European culture; African religion; Obeah; Myal; Afrophobia; European missionary

Chapter.  9772 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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