Magic, money and alterity among Dominicans


  • * A first version of this paper was presented at the Graduate Seminar at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Bergen in April 1994. I thank the organisers of the seminar, Edvard Hviding and Geir Thomas Hylland Eriksen, for having stimulated me to write the paper; seminar participants, who helped me sharpen its focus; and Carlotta McAllister, Eduardo Archetti and Jean-Claude Galey for their critical comments on the later version. Fieldwork was carried out in the Dominican Republic between August 1991 and September 1992 and was supported by the University of Oslo.