Vodou in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

@article{Cosentino2005VodouIT,
  title={Vodou in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction},
  author={Donald J. Cosentino},
  journal={RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={47},
  pages={231 - 246}
}
The function of appropriated images in African Atlantic religions has been debated ever since Melville Herskovits (1937) cited chromolithographs of Roman Catholic saints as key evidence for processes of syncretism in the development of Haitian Vodou.1 Out of Herskovits's scholarship, Bastide (1960) developed his theory of niches and Leiris (1952) of correspondences to account for Diasporic appropriation of imported ?mages. These scholars argued for m?tonymie correlations between the collective… Expand

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