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Department of Government
Captured shadows, tongue-tied witnesses, 'complellants' and the courts: Obya and social control
Monteith,Kathleen,E.A.; Richards,Glen L.
Jamaica in slavery and freedom : History heritage and culture
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University of the West Indies Press
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Discusses aspects of the belief structure of obya (obeah) and provides an analysis of its effect as an instrument of social control. Argues that obya as a mode of social control has been a socially constructive way of informally managing and resolving interpersonal conflicts. Discussion is based on data collected from interviews with four 'obya-persons'.....