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- DescriptionThe first new religion in the Caribbean since Rastafari, the Earth People draw on West African sources, assert a renascent African identity, and celebrate female creativity. They argue that Black people are the guardians of a natural environment, which is constantly under threat from European science. In this 1993 book, Dr Littlewood, who is both a psychiatrist and a social anthropologist, criticizes received ideas about pathology and creativity. The founder's ideas emerged in her experience of cerebral disease, and Dr Littlewood shows how the Earth People reinterpret radical personal experiences to build a community. While naturalistic and personalistic interpretations of human life are both valid and necessary, neither can be reduced to the other.
- Author(s)Roland Littlewood
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication29/04/1993
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 90
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note12 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
- Weight690 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine24 mm
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