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Oduduwa's Chain: Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic

Andrew Apter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226506388
eISBN:
9780226506555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226506555.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the seasoned trend of disavowing Africa in the Black Atlantic, showing how Yoruba cultural frameworks from West Africa remade black kingdoms and communities in the Americas. ... More


The Africanness of Dance in Cuba

Graciela Chao Carbonero and Melba Núñez Isalbe (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cuban dance researcher Graciela Chao Carbonero discusses how the African element penetrates all aspects of Cuban dance. She begins with the African-based danced religions of Cuba, Regla de Ocha or ... More


Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introduction to the Afro-Cuban religion called Santería explores how it emerged and developed in Cuba out of transplanted Yoruba beliefs, and continues to spread and adjust to changing times and ... More


The Origins of Santería/Regla Lucumí

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses other social and historical factors that undoubtedly contributed to the emergence of Santería. It looks at Regla Lucumí, which is the name of the other popular and most ... More


Beliefs and Practices of Santería

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the different beliefs and practices of Santería. The most important belief is in the aché or ashe, which is a supernatural power, universal vibration, and immanent energy. The ... More


Priesthood

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the powerful trend in Santería towards the need of initiates for the priesthood to go through further training and to acquire further powers by receiving new orichas. This ... More


Illness and Death

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses beliefs regarding illness and death. The believers of Santería think that arun or disease is actually caused by both natural and supernatural factors. Santeros and santeras ... More


Santería's Rituals: Locus, Form, and Paraphernalia

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the different rituals of Santería and some of the components of the religion, such as temples, sacrifices, and religious images. It is noted that despite adverse circumstances, ... More


Oracles

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the oracles of Santería, who represent the process of divination. They are the means by which followers learn the wishes, recommendations, recriminations, and desires of the ... More


Olodamare/Oludumare, Olorun/Olorún, Olofin/Olufin: The Creator God

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the Creator God, Olodamare, whom most believers of Santería view as an omnipotent god. He has no cult, no priests, and he does not possess believers during festivals because he ... More


The Origin of Good and Evil

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The believers of Santería have one thing in common with non-believers: their curiosity regarding the reasons for the presence of horror and pain. This chapter discusses a pataki that intends to ... More


Shango/Changó: God of Thunder and Fire

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the God of Thunder and Fire. In Africa he is known as Shango, who displays his wrath in the powerful thunderstorms and tornados that are seen along the West African coast. In ... More


Moral Dimensions, Worldview Assumptions, and Logico-Structural Integration

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter gives an outline of some of the ideals of moral behavior that inhere in Santería. This outline prevents any misrepresentations of the behavior of the orichas towards the more negative ... More


Santería in the Twenty-First Century

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses Santería during the twenty-first century. Due to the number of changes experienced by the Yoruban religion in Cuba, it survives and even serves as a vehicle for the retention ... More


Santería's New Ways and Current Trends

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses some of the factors contributing to the observable trends in Santería. These factors are individualism, technicalism and professionalism, the opportunities for leadership in ... More


Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Kristine Juncker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts traces the religious art created by four generations of Afro-Caribbean women from Havana, Cuba, to Spanish Harlem, New York, from 1899 to 1969. Through an examination of ... More


Tiburcia and the Nested Spaces of Afro-Cuban Ritual Arts, 1861–1938

Kristine Juncker

in Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 2 permits an analysis of the 1900 bi-laws belonging to Tiburcia Sotolongo’s cabildo, or religious society, and demonstrates that, in the early twentieth century, women were often held ... More


Hortensia and Iluminada Afro-Cuban Ritual Altars at the Crossroads

Kristine Juncker

in Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 examines the photographic documentation of temporary public altars by Hortensia Ferrer and Iluminada Sierra Ortiz, as well as their established patterns of discourse surrounding this ... More


Iluminada and Carmen Arts of Historical Desire in 1950s and 1960s Spanish Harlem

Kristine Juncker

in Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the late 1950s and the 1960s, Iluminada Sierra Ortiz and Carmen Oramas Caballery collaborated in their religious work with the intent to unify the larger Latin American community, particularly ... More


Depictions of the Horrific “Unseen”: Cuban Creole Religious Practices

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the complex development of Black religious beliefs in both rural settings and in urban all-Black institutions. Costumbrista documentation of these beliefs shows clearly that ... More


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