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Reinventing religions: syncretism and transformation in Africa and the Americas

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Greenfield,Sidney M. (Author), Droogers,A. F. (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2001
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780847688524
Published:
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN:
0847688526
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Latin America, Religion, Africa, Conferences, Syncretism (Religion), Religion, Afro-Brazilian
Notes:
232 p, Contents: Recovering and reconstructing syncretism / André Droogers, Sidney M. Greenfield -- A Yoruba healer as syncretic specialist: herbalism, rosicrucianism and the Babalawo / Frank A. Salamon -- Population growth, industrialization and the proliferation of syncretized religions in Brazil / Sidney M. Greenfield -- Ethnicity, purity, the market and syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cults / Roberto Motta -- Religious syncretism in an Afro-Brazilian cult house / Sergio F. Ferretti -- The presence of non-African spirits in an Afro-Brazilian religion: a case of Afro-Amerindian syncretism? / Mundicarmo M.R. Ferretti -- The reinterpretation of Africa: convergence and syncretism in Brazilian Candomblé / Sidney M. Greenfield -- Possession and syncretism: spirits as mediators in modernity / Inger Sjørslev -- Joana's story: syncretism at the actor's level / André Droogers -- Ragga cowboys: country and western themes in Rastafarian-inspired Reggae music / Werner Zips -- Polyvocality and constructions of syncretism in Winti / Ineke van Wetering -- Seeking syncretism: the case of Sathya Sai Baba / Morton Klass