• Nature

The African Religions of Brazil

Toward a Sociology of the Interpenetration of Civilizations
Author: Roger Bastide,Helen Sebba
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801886249
Category: Nature
Page: 494
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Written by one of France's most brilliant and creative anthropologists, The African Religions of Brazil is regarded as a classic in Afro-American studies. First published in France in 1960, the book represents a singular effort to develop a theory of the interpenetrations of African, European, Christian, and non-Christian cultures in Brazil from colonial times to the present. Addressing a remarkable range of topics—from mysticism and syncretism to the problems of collective memory, from the history of slavery in Brazil to world-wide race relations—the work is shaped by the author's rich and original conceptual framework. The result is a compelling study of the origins and growth of a native religious environment. The English translation is supplemented with a biographical foreword by Richard Price and a thematic introduction by Brazilian sociologist Duglas T. Monteiro.

    • Religion

The Mind Possessed

The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition
Author: Emma Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195323351
Category: Religion
Page: 241
View: 7787
Illustrated mainly with hypothetical or anecdotal examples, this book considers in detail how the psychological systems undergirding spirit concepts are activated in real-world settings and, specifically, how those concepts can give rise to trance and spirit-possession phenomena.

    • Social Science

The Ghosts of Empire

Violence, Suffering and Mobility in the Transatlantic Cultural Economy of Desire
Author: Samuel Veissière
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643900805
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
View: 3916
Set against the background of nighttime encounters in the rough streets of Brazil's Salvador da Bahia, this experimental ethnography explores how certain transnational characters are at once co-constructed and reinvented through the legacy of conquest and the global inequalities of late capitalism. Theorizing the desires that drive these encounters as forms of colonial violence and sincere emancipatory strategies, author Samuel Veissiere's gaze travels outward across the Atlantic and the historical violence of empire, and then turns back inward to revisit the violence of his own white colonial desires. (Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism - Vol. 3)

    • Academic libraries


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Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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    • Social Science

Cuban Festivals

A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture
Author: Judith Bettelheim
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 7409
The essay The Afro-Cuban Festival 'Day of the Kings""' by Fernando Ortiz, founder of Afro-Cuban studies, describes how, as in Brazil, Catholic priests and the colonial government as early as 1573 allowed and encouraged the African slaves to celebrate Epiphany, the Festival of the Three Kings...Free people joined in and the dances, music and costumes paraded by the various eyewitnesses demonstrate how early and how immense were the African contributions to what was to become the carnival of the African Diaspora. ""Bettelheim's second essay, The Tumba Francesa and Tajona of Santiago de Cuba,' describes two...groups which descend from the Creole-speaking Hatians called Franceses. In their long history of race pride, revolt and rebellion, is a previously unknown revelation of diasporic history. The intense interplay of sub-rosa and African-connected groups is perhaps the most important revelation made by these essays.

    • American drama

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Musical compositions
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American drama
Page: N.A
View: 860

    • Biography & Autobiography

The man-of-words in the West Indies

performance and the emergence of Creole culture
Author: Roger D. Abrahams
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 203
View: 2558

    • Afro-Brazilian cults

Afro-Brazilian Religions

A Selected Annotated Bibliography 1900-1997
Author: Eileen C. Oliver
Publisher: Salalm Secretariat
Category: Afro-Brazilian cults
Page: 197
View: 1306

    • Copyright

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Fourth Series

Nondramatic literary works
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: N.A
Category: Copyright
Page: N.A
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    • Monographic series

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
Category: Monographic series
Page: N.A
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    • English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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    • Political Science

Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora

Author: Joseph E. Harris
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 532
View: 9346
Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora collects selected essays from the First and Second African Diaspora Institutes and other essays. This revised second edition, with broader geographical scope than the first edition, places greater emphasis on historical and sociopolitical analysis. New essays that examine the African experience and slavery in the Mediterranean, the black experience in Brazil, African religious retentions in Latin American countries, and essays by women that focus on the experience and contributions of African women of the diaspora address significant areas omitted in the first volume.

    • Social Science

Wizards and Scientists

Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition
Author: Stephan Palmié
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822383640
Category: Social Science
Page: 412
View: 759
In Wizards and Scientists Stephan Palmié offers a corrective to the existing historiography on the Caribbean. Focusing on developments in Afro-Cuban religious culture, he demonstrates that traditional Caribbean cultural practices are part and parcel of the same history that produced modernity and that both represent complexly interrelated hybrid formations. Palmié argues that the standard narrative trajectory from tradition to modernity, and from passion to reason, is a violation of the synergistic processes through which historically specific, moral communities develop the cultural forms that integrate them. Highlighting the ways that Afro-Cuban discourses serve as a means of moral analysis of social action, Palmié suggests that the supposedly irrational premises of Afro-Cuban religious traditions not only rival Western rationality in analytical acumen but are integrally linked to rationality itself. Afro-Cuban religion is as “modern” as nuclear thermodynamics, he claims, just as the Caribbean might be regarded as one of the world’s first truly “modern” locales: based on the appropriation and destruction of human bodies for profit, its plantation export economy anticipated the industrial revolution in the metropolis by more than a century. Working to prove that modernity is not just an aspect of the West, Palmié focuses on those whose physical abuse and intellectual denigration were the price paid for modernity’s achievement. All cultures influenced by the transcontinental Atlantic economy share a legacy of slave commerce. Nevertheless, local forms of moral imagination have developed distinctive yet interrelated responses to this violent past and the contradiction-ridden postcolonial present that can be analyzed as forms of historical and social analysis in their own right.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Books for College Libraries: Humanities

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN: 9780838933572
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 315
View: 9538

    • Latin America

Latin America in Books

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Latin America
Page: N.A
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Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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