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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


Space, Time, and Ache

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/9781479861613.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 1 locates Ilé Laroye within the historical context of Chicago’s South Side and addresses its everyday conversion of sacred space. It introduces Ashabi Mosley as one of the ilé elders ... More


Electrical Ethics: On Turning the Other Cheek

J. Brent Crosson

in Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the "electrical ethics" of spiritual workers to make a turn away from certain tendencies in conceptions of religion and ethics. The notion that religion is a realm of duty ... More


Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Diana Espirito Santo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Developing the Dead is the first in-depth ethnographic exploration of the highly diffused and influential practices of contemporary Cuban creole espiritismo. Based on extensive fieldwork among ... 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


The African Diaspora and Language: Movement, Borrowing, and Return

Maureen Warner-Lewis

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Nowhere in the Americas is any African language used for routine communicative purposes. But fossilized spoken texts, songs, and chants are still performed for rituals, largely but not exclusively of ... More


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