The Resource Black Atlantic religion : tradition, transnationalism, and matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé, J. Lorand Matory, (electronic book)

Black Atlantic religion : tradition, transnationalism, and matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé, J. Lorand Matory, (electronic book)

Label
Black Atlantic religion : tradition, transnationalism, and matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé
Title
Black Atlantic religion
Title remainder
tradition, transnationalism, and matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé
Statement of responsibility
J. Lorand Matory
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Black Atlantic Religion illuminates the mutual transformation of African and African-American cultures, highlighting the example of the Afro-Brazilian Candomble religion. This book contests both the recent conviction that transnationalism is new and the long-held supposition that African culture endures in the Americas only among the poorest and most isolated of black populations. In fact, African culture in the Americas has most flourished among the urban and the prosperous, who, through travel, commerce, and literacy, were well exposed to other cultures. Their embrace of African religion is less a 'survival, ' or inert residue of the African past, than a strategic choice in their circum-Atlantic, multicultural world. With counterparts in Nigeria, the Benin Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad, and the United States, Candomble is a religion of spirit possession, dance, healing, and blood sacrifice. Most surprising to those who imagine Candomble and other such religions as the products of anonymous folk memory is the fact that some of this religion's towering leaders and priests have been either well-traveled writers or merchants, whose stake in African-inspired religion was as much commercial as spiritual. Morever, they influenced Africa as much as Brazil. Thus, for centuries, Candomble and its counterparts have stood at the crux of enormous transnational forces. Vividly combining history and ethnography, Matory spotlights a so-called 'folk' religion defined not by its closure or internal homogeneity but by the diversity of its connections to classes and places often far away. Black Atlantic Religion sets a new standard for the study of transnationalism in its subaltern and often ancient manifestations."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matory, James Lorand
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Candomblé (Religion)
Label
Black Atlantic religion : tradition, transnationalism, and matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé, J. Lorand Matory, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10468686
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 383 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Black Atlantic religion : tradition, transnationalism, and matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé, J. Lorand Matory, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10468686
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 383 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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