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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


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


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


The Sacred Cause: The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Jeffrey Needell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503609020
eISBN:
9781503611030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503609020.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This work is focused on the abolitionist movement in Rio de Janeiro. It offers a careful reconstruction of the movement’s context and evolution in Rio, and the related formal parliamentary history. ... More


Introduction

Michael Hanchard

in Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176247
eISBN:
9780199851003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176247.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book is a product of the series of conversations with the late Vanderlei José Mariá, a member of the Worker's Party (PT) in Brazil and one of the founding members of its black nucleus (Nucleo ... More


Health Equity in Brazil: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy

Kia Lilly Caldwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040986
eISBN:
9780252099533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040986.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book highlights Brazil’s successes and challenges in its quest to provide quality healthcare to all of its citizens, particularly women and Afro-Brazilians. By exploring how health activists and ... More


Brazil's Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia

Anadelia A. Romo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833827
eISBN:
9781469604084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895948_romo
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus of Afro-Brazilian culture and the epicenter of Brazilian racial ... More


Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

Kimberly L. Cleveland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044767
eISBN:
9780813046457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044767.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Black Art in Brazil explores the work of five artists from different regions of Brazil—Abdias do Nascimento, Ronaldo Rego, Eustáquio Neves, Ayrson Heráclito, and Rosana Paulino—against the wider ... More


Epilogue

Clarence Bernard Henry

in Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on axé music and the African origins of Brazilian popular music. It explains that axé music and the African roots of Brazilian popular music are ... More


Epilogue

Kimberly L. Cleveland

in Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044767
eISBN:
9780813046457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044767.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter highlights several connections and conclusions among the proceeding chapters. It emphasizes differences between modern and contemporary black art, including the shift from a sacred to a ... More


Prison Breaks: Modes of Escape in Auta de Souza’s Poetics of Freedom

Monique-Adelle Callahan

in Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Auta de Souza’s poetry in the context of Brazilian slavery and abolition. Auta challenges the definitions of personal freedom to self-design, self-define, reconcile colonial ... More


Where Do We Go from Here? The Implications of Textual Migrations

Monique-Adelle Callahan

in Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter ultimately maintains that any comparative project runs the risk of reinforcing the very boundaries it claims to deconstruct. Afrodescendente literature does not stand in opposition to ... More


Legacies and Oblivion

Jeffrey D. Needell

in The Sacred Cause: The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503609020
eISBN:
9781503611030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503609020.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the constitutional issues raised by the law, its impact, the monarchy’s fall, race relations after that fall, and the fate of key Abolitionist leaders. It examines the law in ... More


Geographies of Blackness: Tourism and the Erotics of Black Culture in Salvador

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the connections between the cultural and sexual politics of the transnational tourism industry in Salvador. It first provides an overview of sex tourism zones as well as zones ... More


Conclusion

Oscar de la Torre

in The People of the River: Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643243
eISBN:
9781469643267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643243.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The conclusion formulates three arguments. First, it reinserts Afro descendants into Amazonia’s history, especially in the periods immediately before and after the rubber boom. Second, it argues that ... More


Abdias Nascimento: Afro-Brazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora

Kimberly Cleveland

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Kimberly Cleveland’s, “Abdias do Nascimento: Afro-Bazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora,” essay on Abdias do Nascimento, who passed away on May 23, 2011, is a timely reflection of his ... More


Introduction

Stephen Selka

in Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031712
eISBN:
9780813039572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031712.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book focuses on Brazilians of African descent. Focus is particularly directed on their Catholicism and their influences from African-derived religions in constructing their racial identities. ... More


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