Book

The Paramacca Maroons: a study in religious acculturation

University Microfilms InternationalAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1997 • Pages:

By: Lenoir, John D..

Abstract
Lenoir provides a very clear account of Paramaccan religion and acculturation, having lived with the Paramakas for a 26-month period from 1970 to 1972. Having no funding for his research, he was dependent on growing his own food and participating in the Paramaccan system of exchanges. He discusses Paramaccan gods, spirits, cults, oracles, sorcery, and taboos; and better than anyone else, explains the relationship between lineages, witchcraft, and avenging spirits, with their spirit mediums and cults.
Subjects
Sorcery
Cult of the dead
Eschatology
Avoidance and taboo
Ecclesiastical organization
culture
Ndyuka
HRAF PubDate
1999
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 1997
Coverage Date
1890-1972
Coverage Place
Paramaccan tribe, Suriname and French Guiana
Notes
John D. Lenoir
UM 74-19,518
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-213)
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- New School for Social Research, 1973
LCSH
Djuka people