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If It Is Not Catholic, Is It Popular Catholicism? Evil Eye, Espiritismo, and Santería: Latina/o Religion within Latina/o Theology

Michelle A. González

in Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241354
eISBN:
9780823241392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241354.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Through a synthesis of personal ethnography, sociological and theological reflection, author Michelle González takes aim at the Christocentric, church-focused, and hyperphilosophical discourse of ... More


Childless Mothers and Blighted Virgins: Female Ghosts and Their Victims 

Sarah Iles Johnston

in Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520217072
eISBN:
9780520922310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217072.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on females who die under unhappy circumstances, particularly those who die unmarried and those who die in pregnancy and childbirth. The ghosts of such women are dangerous ... More


One Evil Eye and The Dark Half

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the horror films Two Evil Eyes and The Dark Half. Two Evil Eyes is a two-part film produced by Dario Argento; Romero was in charge of “The Facts in the Case of Mr Valdemar.” Both ... More


Medusas of the Western Pacific: The Cultural Techniques of Seafaring

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

According to Sophocles, seafaring is the very first cultural technique which makes possible all other cultural techniques. The chapter analyzes shipbuilding and navigational practices among the ... More


SUPERSTITIONS—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapters looks at the various written charms—such as certain passages from the Quran or the names of God—that were worn, engraved, or hung up, as well as the rituals to protect against disease, ... More


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