Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People

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  1. Affective Trajectories
    The contributors to Affective Trajectories examine the mutual and highly complex entwinements between religion and affect in urban Africa in the early twenty-first century, tracing the myriad ways religious ideas, practices, and... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2020
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  2. Queering Black Atlantic Religions
    Roberto Strongman examines three Afro-diasporic religions—Hatian Vodou, Cuban Lucumí/Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé—to demonstrate how the commingling of humans and the divine during trance... Learn More
    Published: 10th May 2019
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  3. Spirit on the Move
    The contributors to Spirit on the Move examine Pentecostalism's appeal to black women worldwide and the ways it provides them with a source of community, access to power, and way to challenge social inequalities.... Learn More
    Published: 5th April 2019
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  4. Passages and Afterworlds
    The contributors to Passages and Afterworlds explore death and mortuary rituals across the Caribbean, showing how racial, cultural and class differences have been deployed in ritual practice and how such rituals have been governed... Learn More
    Published: 14th December 2018
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  5. An Intimate Rebuke
    In this ethnography of female empowerment, Laura S. Grillo offers new perspectives on how elder West African women deploy an ancient ritual in which they dance naked and slap their genitals and bare breasts to protest abuses of... Learn More
    Published: 7th December 2018
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  6. Religion and the Making of Nigeria
    In Religion and the Making of Nigeria Olufemi Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim, and indigenous religious structures along with the legacies of British colonial rule have provided the essential social and ideological frameworks... Learn More
    Published: 9th December 2016
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  7. Hope Draped in Black
    In Hope Draped in Black Joseph R. Winters responds to the belief that America follows a constant trajectory of racial progress, using African American literature and film to construct an idea of hope that embraces melancholy in... Learn More
    Published: 10th June 2016
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  8. Gesture and Power
    In Gesture and Power Yolanda Covington-Ward examines the everyday embodied practices and performances of the BisiKongo people of the lower Congo to show how their gestures, dances, and spirituality are critical in mobilizing social... Learn More
    Published: 25th December 2015
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  9. Cachita's Streets
    Jalane D. Schmidt shows how the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, discovered in 1612 and known as Cachita, is a potent and contested symbol of Cuban national identity. She analyzes the five times over the last eighty years Cachita... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2015
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