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Title Africas of the Americas : beyond the search for origins in the study of Afro-Atlantic religions / edited by Stephan Palmié
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 388 pages)
Series Studies of religion in Africa, 0169-9814 ; v. 33
Studies on religion in Africa ; 33
Contents Introduction: On predications of Africanity / Stephan Palmié -- On leaving and joining Africanness through religion : the 'Black Caribs' across multiple diasporic horizons / Paul Christopher Johnson -- From Igbo Israeli to African Christian : the emergence of racial identity in Olaudah Equiano's Interesting narrative / James Sidbury -- Governing man-gods : spiritism and the struggle for progress in Republican Cuba / Reinaldo L. Román -- Divining the past : the linguistic reconstruction of 'African' roots in diasporic ritual registers and songs / Kristina Wirtz -- Ecué's Atlantic : an essay in methodology / Stephan Palmié -- Dona Preta's trek to Cachoeira / Brian Brazeal -- Transatlantic dialogue : Roger Bastide and the African American religions / Stefania Capone -- Peasants, migrants and the discovery of African traditions : ritual and social change in Lowland Haiti / Karen E. Richman -- African accents, speaking child spirits and the Brazilian popular imaginary : permutations of Africanness in Candomblé / Elina Hartikainen -- Free to be a slave : slavery as metaphor in the Afro-Atlantic religions / J. Lorand Matory
Summary The anthropology and history of African American religious formations has long been dominated by approaches aiming to recover and authenticate the historical transatlantic continuities linking such traditions to identifiable African source cultures. While not denying such continuities, the contributors to this volume seek to transcend this research agenda by bracketing 'Africa' and 'African pasts' as objective givens, and asking instead what role notions of 'Africanity' and 'pastfulness' play in the social and ritual lives of historical and contemporary practitioners of Afro-Atlantic religious
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Afro-Caribbean cults.
Africa -- Religion.
Caribbean Area -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Palmié, Stephan.
LC no. 2008008544
ISBN 9047432703 (electronic bk.)
9789047432708 (electronic bk.)