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by Melville J Herskovits

eBook Life in a Haitian valley ePub
Author: Melville J Herskovits
Language: English
ISBN: 0374938571
ISBN13: 978-0374938574
Publisher: Octagon Books (1975)
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.1
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The Herskovits Prize (Melville J. Herskovits Award) is an annual award given by the African Studies Association to the best scholarly work (including translations) on Africa published in English in. .Life in a Haitian Valley, 1937. Dahomey: An Ancient West African Kingdom (2 vols), 1938.

The Herskovits Prize (Melville J. Herskovits Award) is an annual award given by the African Studies Association to the best scholarly work (including translations) on Africa published in English in the previous year. The Cattle Complex in East Africa, PhD Dissertation, 1923 (published as a book in 1926). The Negro's Americanism", in Alain Locke (e., The New Negro, 1925. On the Relation Between Negro-White Mixture and Standing in Intelligence Tests, 1926. Economic Life of Primitive People, 1940.

Life in a Haitian Valley Paperback – November 1, 2011. Herskovits was America's leading anthropologist, first president of the African Studies Association and author of many books. by. Melville J. Herskovits (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Life in a Haitian Valley is his most famous work on Caribbean culture.

Melville J. Herskovits. The Human Factor In Changing Africa. Life in a Haitian Valley. Herskovits, Frances S. The American Negro: A Study in Racial Crossing. Man and His Works: The Science of Cultural Anthropology. The Myth of the Negro Past.

Life in a Haitian Valley book. Melville Herskovits, who died in 1963, is not the most famous anthropologist ever, but he was the first white man to tell the world to wake up and smell the coffee. That is, that African cultures were rich and varied, that they had been brought by slaves to the New World and still lived on, though mixed with European and Native American-derived elements. He founded the first African Studies department in the US and a great library at Northwestern University. His many studies of a pioneering work.

Melville Jean Herskovits was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, on September 10, 1895; he lived there until the age of te.

Melville Jean Herskovits was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, on September 10, 1895; he lived there until the age of ten. He subsequently lived in El Paso, Texas, and Erie, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Erie High School in 1912. The results are described in Herskovits' book The American Negro: A Study in Racial Crossing (New York, 1928). These conclusions and the data on which they were based were likewise presented in more technical form in a mono-graph, The Anthropometry of the American Negro (New York, 1930), which appeared in the series Columbia Uni-versity Contributions to Anthropology.

Life in a Haitian Valley. Herskovits, Melville J. Published by Anchor Books, Garden City, NY (1971). Published by Markus Wiener Publishers (2011). ISBN 10: 1558764550 ISBN 13: 9781558764552.

Herskovits, Melville J.

Melville Jean Herskovits was born on September 10, 1895, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, into the family of Herman Herskovits and Henrietta Hart, immigrants from Europe. Due to Mrs. Herskovits’ poor health the family moved first to Texas, and then to Pennsylvania. Melville finished high school in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1912. In 1928 he traveled to Suriname, work which resulted in two books, jointly authored with his wife Frances Herskovits, Rebel Destiny (1934) and Suriname Folk Lore (1936). In the late 1930s he did field work in Benin, Brazil, Haiti, Ghana, Nigeria, and Trinidad.

In its time, Life in a Haitian Valley was considered one of the most accurate depictions of the Haitian practice of voodoo .

In its time, Life in a Haitian Valley was considered one of the most accurate depictions of the Haitian practice of voodoo, meticulously detailing the lives and voodoo practices of the inhabitants of Mirebalais during Herskovits' three-month stay. Melville Herskovits's position formed one half of the debate with Franklin Frazier on the nature of cultural contact in the Western Hemisphere, specifically with reference to Africans, Europeans, and their descendents. After World War II, Herskovits publicly advocated African independence and also attacked American politicians for viewing Africa as an object of Cold War strategy.

In its time, Life in a Haitian Valley was considered on of the most accurate depictions of the Haitian practice of voodoo . - ▪ American anthropologist in full Melville Jean Herskovits born Sept. 10, 1895, Bellefontaine, Ohio, . died Feb. 25, 1963, Evanston, Ill.

In its time, Life in a Haitian Valley was considered on of the most accurate depictions of the Haitian practice of voodoo, meticulously detailing the lives and voodoo practices of the inhabitants of Mirebalais during Herskovits' three-month stay.

"investigations of native life such as this one not only require generous financial support, but have need of the sympathetic understanding of those in a position to extend help"
Steelraven
Melville Herskovits, who died in 1963, is not the most famous anthropologist ever, but he was the first white man to tell the world to wake up and smell the coffee. That is, that African cultures were rich and varied, that they had been brought by slaves to the New World and still lived on, though mixed with European and Native American-derived elements. He founded the first African Studies department in the US and a great library at Northwestern University. His many studies of African cultures in West Africa, Haiti, Surinam, and Brazil showed the way to many others. In the racist society of his day, it took a white man to open the door, through which many scholars of many races have followed. It was not news to people of African descent.

Herskovits also tried to show how cultures mix and meld, how it is impossible to divide a society like Haiti's into European and African sectors---everyone lived in both sectors. At a time when "voodoo" and "zombies" were the stuff of comic books and horror tales, he attempted to describe Haitian vodun accurately, with no sensationalism, and link it to West African religion. LIFE IN A HAITIAN VALLEY is a lengthy compendium of all the details of many aspects of life that he and his wife were able to amass in some three months of intensive field work. In my opinion, that was not enough time to do a thorough job, but as one who has never set foot in Haiti, I'm not in a position to criticize his observations or comments. This is ethnology in the mid-20th century style---trying to cover in a single book life cycle, economic life, religion, magic, and the arts as well as trying to link the whole to a wider African culture. There is no link to any individual; the observed don't speak, only the observers. As I said, this was the prevailing style, so it's not a real criticism. I think the value of Herskovits' work is in a) the ties he draws very well to West Africa, b) the comments he makes about the relevance of his work to the USA and African-Americans (he uses the word "Negro"), c) the down-to-earth approach to Haitian religion. Maya Deren's work "Divine Horsemen" covers similar ground but plunges into the depths of the matter so quickly that it doesn't provide much of a learning experience, d) his comments on the mixing of cultures, which after all, is almost a human universal, whether you like it or not, and e) in providing us today a social history of Haiti 80 years ago. If you want basic knowledge about Haiti, and are willing to read research done in 1934, this could be your book.
digytal soul
This out of print groundbreaking anthropological account of Haiti as a tragic and revolutionary nation as told through the microcosm of the village Mireabalas is a must own, even at its exorbitant price. This perspective is unique and thorough and this book (in it's '71 edition) is extremely rare.
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