Passage of Darkness has ratings and 13 reviews. Mike said: Dr. Wade Davis , a Harvard-trained etnnobotanist, went to Haiti to embark on a journey in s. Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie. Wade Davis. Paul E. Brodwin. Department of Anthropology University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Passage of darkness. The ethnobiology of the Haitian zombie. By Wade Davis | In , Harvard-trained ethnobotanist.
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Jan 09, Scott rated it really liked it. And the secret “Bizango” societies of the night, which orchestrate all of this, are modeled after a strange mix of monarchies, democracies and fairyland: Christopher Roberts rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Davis’s experiences and findings are more than enchanting—simply those rare cases where truth is in fact stranger than fiction and one could not hardly imagine a more complex web of intrigue.
Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie by Wade Davis
This is probably the more important book from a scientific standpoint, but it’s passaage less-exciting read than its predecessor, although he has quite a bit of further reflection on the topic here than in that book, which reads like a novel, as well as more detailed examination as to how the puffer fish poison may create “zombies” in a Haitian versus in I read this almost immediately after The Serpent and the Rainbowand unfortunately, a lot of the text of that book is quoted wholesale in this one.
Angie Hilbert WanderLit rated it really liked it Jan 20, He met a man who claimed to have been made a zombie by his brother because of a land dispute. Impressive dedication to the topic, some passaye pictures; and in the mind and on the pages.
Shaina rated it it was amazing Jan 31, This is, to be sure, a true-life adventure story well-told but Davis also includes enough of the hard science behind the actual “ethnobiology” of darkbess to fascinate on this level, also, although further lab research has been done in the past two decades that calls into ethnobiopogy Davis’ thesis that anhydrotetrodotoxin is the primary active compound in the “zombie powder” ov to make humans into supposed “zombies”.
This might sound the stuff of sci-fi or horror if it had not really happened: Katie rated it it was amazing Jul 08, FT rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Refresh and try again. Davis is an anthropologist who believes that the Haitian stories about zombies are real: Zombies are sometimes buried alive, ethnobiologist Wade Davis reports, then taken from the grave and restored to a twilight life. And what people fear most about them is becoming zomnie not being eaten by one.
Dec 02, Mike rated it it was amazing. Kristen rated it liked it May 16, This is probably the more important book from a scientific standpoint, but it’s a less-exciting read than its predecessor, although he has quite a bit of further reflection on the topic here than in that book, which reads like a novel, as well as more detailed examination as to how the puffer fish poison may create “zombies” in a Haitian versus intoxicated Japanese men who eat fugu.
Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie
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A native of British Columbia, Davis, a licensed river guide, has worked as park ranger and forestry engineer and conducted ethnographic fieldwork among several indigenous societies of northern Canada. Want to Read saving….
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Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a network of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. His photographs have been featured in a number of exhibits and have been widely published, appearing in some 20 books and more than 80 magazines, journals, and newspapers.
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