The Spirits And The Law

Author: Kate Ramsey
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226703819
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Vodou has often served as a scapegoat for Haiti’s problems, from political upheavals to natural disasters. This tradition of scapegoating stretches back to the nation’s founding and forms part of a contest over the legitimacy of the religion, both beyond and within Haiti’s borders. The Spirits and the Law examines that vexed history, asking why, from 1835 to 1987, Haiti banned many popular ritual practices. To find out, Kate Ramsey begins with the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath. Fearful of an independent black nation inspiring similar revolts, the United States, France, and the rest of Europe ostracized Haiti. Successive Haitian governments, seeking to counter the image of Haiti as primitive as well as contain popular organization and leadership, outlawed “spells” and, later, “superstitious practices.” While not often strictly enforced, these laws were at times the basis for attacks on Vodou by the Haitian state, the Catholic Church, and occupying U.S. forces. Beyond such offensives, Ramsey argues that in prohibiting practices considered essential for maintaining relations with the spirits, anti-Vodou laws reinforced the political marginalization, social stigmatization, and economic exploitation of the Haitian majority. At the same time, she examines the ways communities across Haiti evaded, subverted, redirected, and shaped enforcement of the laws. Analyzing the long genealogy of anti-Vodou rhetoric, Ramsey thoroughly dissects claims that the religion has impeded Haiti’s development.

The Law Journal For The Year 1832 1949

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Democracy Corruption And The Politics Of Spirits In Contemporary Indonesia

Author: Nils Bubandt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317682521
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Indonesia has been an electoral democracy for more than a decade, and yet the political landscape of the world’s third-largest democracy is as complex and enigmatic as ever. The country has achieved a successful transition to democracy and yet Indonesian democracy continues to be flawed, illiberal, and predatory. This book suggests that this and other paradoxes of democracy in Indonesia often assume occult forms in the Indonesian political imagination, and that the spirit-like character of democracy and corruption traverses into the national media and the political elite. Through a series of biographical accounts of political entrepreneurs, all of whom employ spirits in various, but always highly contested, ways, the book seeks to provide a portrait of Indonesia’s contradictory democracy, contending that the contradictions that haunt democracy in Indonesia also infect democracy globally. Exploring the intimate ways in which the world of politics and the world of spirits are entangled, it argues that Indonesia’s seemingly peculiar problems with democracy and spirits in fact reflect a set of contradictions within democracy itself. Engaging with recent attempts to look at contemporary politics through the lens of the occult, Democracy, Corruption and the Politics of Spirits in Contemporary Indonesia will be of interest to academics in the fields of Asian Studies, Anthropology and Political Science and relevant for the study of Indonesian politics and for debates about democracy in Asia and beyond.

Analytical Digest Of Cases Published In The Law Journal Reports

Author: Henry D. Barton
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The Law Times Reports

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The Laws Of Jamaica Passed In The Year

Author: Jamaica
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The Law On Medicines

Author: H.S. Harrison
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400941412
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The Medicines Act 1968 together with its delegated legislation comprehensively controls the manufacture, packaging, labelling, distribution and promotion of medicines for both human and animal use in the United Kingdom. It also controls the import and export of such medicines. It replaced a patchwork of controls which evolved over a century. Since its enactment, more than 150 items of delegated legislation (orders and regulations) have been made under its provisions and about 130 are still operative. The sheer physical bulk of this mass of material causes difficulty, not only in comprehension but also in finding the detail so often required. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that some pieces of legislation have been amended several times. My principal aim is to provide a reference book which contains all of the provisions of the Act and its various orders, regulations as amended to date. The material is arranged to facilitate the search for detail. In order to assist the reader in finding his way through this maze, Chaper 1 consists of a survey of the situation which existed before the Act came into being, together with a synopsis of the present controls. This should enable the reader to appreciate the changes which have occurred and how the system works.

The Spirits Book

Author: Allan Kardec
Editor: EDICEI of America
ISBN: 8579450845
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A Treatise On The Law Of Taxation As Imposed By The States And Their Municipalities

Author: William Henry Burroughs
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The Spirits In The Ruins

Author: C. Descry
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1587215705
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Have you ever jumped into a cool lake or river in the heat of a summer day? If you have, then you know how wondrously refreshing it is. All the heat that had permeated your body and consumed your thinking is suddenly drawn from you by this amazing liquid plunge. If this is true in the natural, how much more amazing would a plunge into God's river be? Meditations from the River Healing Waters for Troubled Times is an invitation for you to jump into the river of God. Through this collection of poems and meditations there is a stream of Jesus' love, compassion and transformation to meet you at your point of need. Do you need healing in your emotions from a recent loss or heartbreak? Are you dry in your spirit or sick in your body? Have you suffered a lengthy trial and need refreshing? Do you long for the comfort of the Father's hand? It can all be found in the river of God. Carol did not always believe that God's healing waters could restore her to health. Through these pages you will catch a glimpse of her battle with the emotional and physical effects of fibromyalgia and the unhealthy ways she processed her pain and loss. You will also hear the ways the river of God met her, the words of comfort Jesus spoke to her, and the hope the Spirit breathed into her heart. In time, she was pleased and grateful to discover that this river contained all the grace she needed for her wearisome journey. She hopes that you find the same is true for you. Jump in.