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Book Chapter
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Harriott, Anthony
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
Title, Analytic
Captured shadows, tongue-tied witnesses, 'complellants' and the courts: Obya and social control
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Author, Monographic
Monteith,Kathleen,E.A.; Richards,Glen L.
Author Role
Editors
Title, Monographic
Jamaica in slavery and freedom : History heritage and culture
Reprint Status
Refereed
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Place of Publication
Kingston,Jamaica
Publisher Name
University of the West Indies Press
Date of Publication
2002
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Page(s)
115-143
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Abstract
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'.....
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