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Psychology and Obeah: Psycho-Spiritual Illness and Jamaican Mysticism

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Millwood,Racquel K. (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
Published:
Chicago: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Blacks, Religion, Psychology, Emigrants and immigration, voodoo, Obeah
Notes:
107 p, This research attempts to understand the way Jamaican immigrants conceptualize psycho-spiritual illness in the socio-cultural context of Obeah, a West African religious tradition sharing an affinity with Vodou. In particular, this research will examine Jamaican immigrants' knowledge of, or experience with Obeah and how they construe psycho-spiritual illness in light of indigenous beliefs.