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Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Richard Price

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves living in the South American rain forest, the author of this book encountered Tooy, a priest, philosopher, and healer living ... More


Night of the Cats 06212000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the presence of the many cats in the house of Tooy in Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy and his assistants are always driving the cats away but they keep coming back. They do not ... More


Enstoolment 06302001

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses Tooy's enstoolment as the first Saramaka captain of Cayenne, French Guiana on June 30, 2001. It describes the enstoolment celebration and Tooy's admission that he was worried ... More


The Pink House 05081986/06071997

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the bright-pink concrete house of Kaluse, Tooy's assistant in healing. The house is located in one of the rougher neighborhoods of Cayenne, French Guiana and the backyard ... More


Storm Clouds 07082001

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the assault on Tooy in July 2001, just a week after his enstoolment as Saramaka captain of Cayenne. According to Tooy, he saw the assault coming as a result of several ... More


Martinique 01012000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter relates the author's experience in having Tooy, a Samaraka priest from Cayenne, French Guiana, help his friend Roland with his problems using voodoo or supernatural methods. It explains ... More


Dúnguláli-Óbia 00000000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the next step in Tooy's voodoo treatment of Roland. It describes the procedure which involved a bag of toad, empty beer bottles, six supermarket eggs, and some king of liquid ... More


End of the Road 06202000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes Tooy's house in Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy lives at the edge of the city where Cayenne meets the forest. He has lived in this spot for almost twenty years, since the ... More


Introduction The French Atlantic

in The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310508
eISBN:
9781846315848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310508.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history and culture of the French Atlantic. This volume focuses six cities and one archipelago within the French ... More


Speaking and Dancing in Cayenne

in The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310508
eISBN:
9781846315848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310508.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history and culture of Cayenne, Guyane in the context of the French Atlantic. It explains that identities in Guyane became highly contested sites from the second half of the ... More


Chronology 1933/1970

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter presents a chronological history of Tooy's life. Tooy spent most of his early years with ritual specialists. His first trip outside Saramaka territory was in the early 1940s and in the ... More


Politics 04182005/05302005

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0035
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the political problem of Tooy as Samaraka captain of Cayenne. It explains that some members of the Conseil General, the political body that officially recognizes Amerindian ... More


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