The Resource Women and religion in the African diaspora : knowledge, power, and performance, edited by R. Marie Griffith, Barbara Dianne Savage, (electronic book)

Women and religion in the African diaspora : knowledge, power, and performance, edited by R. Marie Griffith, Barbara Dianne Savage, (electronic book)

Label
Women and religion in the African diaspora : knowledge, power, and performance
Title
Women and religion in the African diaspora
Title remainder
knowledge, power, and performance
Statement of responsibility
edited by R. Marie Griffith, Barbara Dianne Savage
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This landmark collection of newly commissioned essays explores how diverse women of African descent have practiced religion as part of the work of their ordinary and sometimes extraordinary lives. By examining women from North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Africa, the contributors identify the patterns that emerge as women, religion, and diaspora intersect, mapping fresh approaches to this emergent field of inquiry. The volume focuses on issues of history, tradition, and the authenticity of African-derived spiritual practices in a variety of contexts, including those where memories of suffering remain fresh and powerful. The contributors discuss matters of power and leadership and of religious expressions outside of institutional settings. The essays study women of Christian denominations, African and Afro-Caribbean traditions, and Islam, addressing their roles as spiritual leaders, artists and musicians, preachers, and participants in bible-study groups. This volume's transnational mixture, along with its use of creative analytical approaches, challenges existing paradigms and summons new models for studying women, religions, and diasporic shiftings across time and space
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Cataloging source
NyNyACL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL458
LC item number
.W56375 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
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  • Griffith, R. Marie
  • Savage, Barbara Dianne
Series statement
Lived religions
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  • Women and religion
  • Amerika
  • Afrika
Label
Women and religion in the African diaspora : knowledge, power, and performance, edited by R. Marie Griffith, Barbara Dianne Savage, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MIU01000000000000012245701
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 374 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
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unknown
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Women and religion in the African diaspora : knowledge, power, and performance, edited by R. Marie Griffith, Barbara Dianne Savage, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MIU01000000000000012245701
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 374 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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