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The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More


 Introducing Possession

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The reader is introduced to possession, and many of the key “why” questions that the book addresses, through the description of a possession healing ceremony and to the principal ethnographic focus ... More


 The Research Community

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In this chapter the focus narrows to the stories, beliefs, relationships, and motivations of those who formed the core membership of the terreiro. It describes Afro‐Brazilian religion as it was ... More


Writing from the Margins: Towards an Epistemology of Contemporary African Brazilian Fiction

DAVID BROOKSHAW

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the extent to which it is feasible to talk of a black Brazilian literary tradition that is somehow cohesive, conscious of itself and self-reflective. In looking at works by ... More


The ‘General Language’ and the Social Status of the Indian in Brazil, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries

ANDREA DAHER

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the uses of language in successive historical strategies in Brazil. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the Tupi language was the main vehicle for the catechising ... More


From Tumor to Trophy: The Nation‐State and Candomblé

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Describes the sociopolitical context of the new republican public order of Brazil between 1889 and 1930 that uncovered a third historical layer of the practice of secrecy, now as resistance to the ... More


Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Thomas O. Beebee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book compares modern literary treatments of the theme of millennium—stories of the “end of the world,” conceived as the ultimate battle between good and evil resulting in the institution of an ... More


Gilberto Freyre and Brazilian Self-Perception

MARIA LÚCIA G. PALLARES-BURKE

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The idea of Brazil as a ‘racial democracy’ and a mixture of peoples and cultures became a central part of its national identity following the publication of Gilberto Freyre's Casa-grande e senzala in ... More


Introduction

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction presents the concept of secretism and its relevance for the study of Brazilian Candomblé. Secretism is framed as a key issue brokering relations between indigenous religions and ... More


What Is Candomblé?

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Here, the religion of Candomblé is described. Candomblé is presented as a relatively stable system of meanings and practices. Johnson maps out the contour lines along which variations occur, the ... More


Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Alvaro Jarrín

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, this book shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right. The ... More


Acquisition of Topicalization in Very Late Learners of Libras: Degrees of Resilience in Language

Sandra K. Wood

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter describes the necessary ingredients for learning language, asking what degree of competency is possible for a homesigner when they acquire sign language late, with different amounts of ... More


The Catholic Afro Mass and the Dance of Eurocentrism in Brazil

John Burdick

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the late 1970s, the progressive wing of the Catholic Church in Brazil has worked in solidarity with that country's black movement to formulate practices to advance the cause of anti-racism. In ... More


Apparent Hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese: Agreement with Topics across a Finite CP

Ana Maria Martins and Jairo Nunes

in The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that constructions that apparently involve hyper‐raising with resumption in Brazilian Portuguese actually result from A‐movement of an embedded topic. This chapter accounts for ... More


The Color of Sound: Race, Religion, and Music in Brazil

John Burdick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709221
eISBN:
9780814723135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709221.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Throughout Brazil, Afro-Brazilians face widespread racial prejudice. Many turn to religion, with Afro-Brazilians disproportionately represented among Protestants, the fastest-growing religious group ... More


Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Stephen Selka

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031712
eISBN:
9780813039572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031712.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Brazilians of African descent draw upon both Christian and African diasporic religions to construct their racial identities in a variety of intriguing ways. Focusing on the Recôncavo region of ... More


Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan

Mieko Nishida

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867935
eISBN:
9780824876951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867935.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Much has been published on the history of Japanese immigration to Brazil, Japanese Brazilians in Brazil, and Japanese Brazilians’ “return” labor migrations to Japan (known as dekassegui). Yet none ... More


On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

Sara Brandellero

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589524
eISBN:
9780191595462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589524.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book studies the work of João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-99), one of Brazil's foremost poets of the 20th century and a unique voice within Brazilian Modernism. It concentrates on the poet's later ... More


Jurisdiction, Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy in Brazilian International Antitrust Law

Luciano Benetti Timm

in Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195387704
eISBN:
9780199866762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387704.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the current state of international jurisdiction and cooperation in Brazilian antitrust law, in order to orient strategies and policies related to international competition law ... More


Syntactic change as <i>chain reaction</i>: the emergence of hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese

Ana Maria Martins and Jairo Nunes

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the emergence of hyper‐raising constructions in Brazilian Portuguese (BP). Assuming Dresher's (1999) cue‐based approach to language acquisition, it argues that the loss of ... More


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