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Tasting Affliction

Elizabeth Pérez

in Religion in the Kitchen: "Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861613
eISBN:
9781479803217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861613.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 5 tackles a fundamental irony in the scholarship on Lucumí: the vast majority of practitioners have been initiated as adults and could be categorized as converts, but those consulted in ... More


Walking the Talk

Elizabeth Pérez

in Religion in the Kitchen: "Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861613
eISBN:
9781479803217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861613.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 6 zooms in on the quips and asides of interlocutors as they reflected on rites of passage. Most of the statements transcribed in this chapter were made in the kitchen, and the historical ... More


Youth in Sierra Leone

Susan Shepler

in Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724965
eISBN:
9780814760192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724965.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes aspects of the practice of childhood in Sierra Leone—child labor, secret society initiations, child fosterage, and education and apprenticeship—that are continuous with the ... More


A la prima se le arrima: Sisters and Primas

Gloria González-López

in Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479855599
eISBN:
9781479821402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855599.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter exposes the complex social and cultural forces that promote sister-brother and prima-primo (cousin) incestuous arrangements. Building on the dynamic of gendered servitude, young girls in ... More


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