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.

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

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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: 754

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


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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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: 6990

Social Science

Cuban Festivals

A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture

Author: Judith Bettelheim

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 6406

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.
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: 7707

Political Science

Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora

Author: Joseph E. Harris

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 532

View: 1007

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.
Monographic series

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Monographic series

Page: N.A

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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: 7179