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Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...- fucian orthodoxy was relaxed during the Yuan, allowing for cross- fertilization between religions. Brook also noted that it was popu lar religion among the common people, rather than among elite gentry, where syncretism really took hold (see Hoskins 2015 on Viet nam ese Caodai). Although this book...
Published: 28 July 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389484-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8948-4
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... The one consistent moral force in the early years of African American youth growing up in Louisiana in the 1950s was black religion. Sunday morning was more than simply a time of worship. It was a time of shaping one’s values and learning how to use them, a time of developing a sense of personal...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... limits of “transgender” to suggest an alternative in transcender —that is, an engagement with the submerged Caribbean epistemology of syncretic religions. Offering a close reading of “Transcender,” Tinsley explores how and why Gerestant turns to Vodou not merely as a religious practice but also as an...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... the emphasis on serving ­others that stood out. We set out first to serve. Leadership is what followed. 22  • chapter 1 The one consistent moral force in the early years of African American youth growing up in Louisiana in the 1950s was black religion. Sunday morning was more than simply a...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... Ledgers of Merit and Demerit: Social Change and Moral Order in Late Imperial China. Prince ton, NJ: Prince ton University Press. Brook, Timothy. 1993. Rethinking Syncretism: The Unity of the Three Teachings and Their Joint Worship in Late- Imperial China. Journal of Chinese Religions 21 (Fall): 13 44...
Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012986-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1298-6
... cohabi- tation in India, syncretic traditions in Latin Amer i ca, or Buddhism in China. Today, argued Jakobsen and Pellegrini, we live in a world of many secularisms just as surely as we live in a world of many religions.1 Jakobsen and Pellegrini s account is ultimately ambiguous when it comes to the...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...- fucian orthodoxy was relaxed during the Yuan, allowing for cross- fertilization between religions. Brook also noted that it was popu lar religion among the common people, rather than among elite gentry, where syncretism really took hold (see Hoskins 2015 on Viet nam ese Caodai). Although this book...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... 2012). I suggest defining the term religious sophistication in anthropologi- cal fashion as primarily a sentiment that shows how religion and (scien- tific) knowledge are brought together in people s desires for religious self- understandings. I am diverting from the manner in which Chiswick (2008...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... Buddhism, 11, 13, 21, 53, 125 158, 274; and civil society, 173 178, 183 185, 187, 316; and Daoism, 69, 75, 92, 94, 103, 117; and popu lar religion, 55 57; and women, 224 225, 235 237, 241, 316 Buddhist Associations, 57, 84, 178, 183, 187 189, 278 Buddhist study groups, 149 152, 246 248 Bureau of Culture...
Published: 27 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012146-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1214-6
... slaves was their conversion to Chris- tian ity and the syncretism that arose by combining African rituals and the new religion. This found expression in their music, especially gospel, blues, Subalterns in the World 125 and jazz. Chris tian ity played an ambiguous and contradictory role: while some...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021223-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2122-3
... of domination and the cultures of re sis tance. I examine, in passing, the dif­ ficult issues of cultural preservation and survival, cultural syncretism, cul­ tural hierarchies and cultural polarization. Above all, I am concerned with cultures of re sis tance : the extent to which they preserve...
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-090
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
... decades engaged in systematized repression of the Haitian peasantry, seizing land throughout the country and distributing it to local Duvalierist sympathizers and strongmen. François Duvalier had appropriated, distorted, and exploited the Vodou religion to serve his ideological and political ends, while...
Published: 09 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012269-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1226-9
... sexuality and Afro- Cuban spirituality were seen as particularly appealing to international audiences, given the attractiveness of exoticized difference as 55New CubaN CiNema a marketable commodity. As the Afro- Cuban actor Luis Alberto García said, Afro- Cuban religion has been converted into a trope...
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By Anustup Basu
Published: 17 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012498-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1249-8
... call Dalitbahujans) have to do with Hindus or with Hindutva itself? I, indeed, not only I, but all of us, the Dalitbahujans of India, have never heard the word Hindu, not as a word, nor as the name of a culture, nor as the name of a religion in our early childhood days. We heard about Turukoollu...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... focus on Chinese popu lar religion, including deity worship, shamanism, ancestor worship, divination, and Chinese geomancy (fengshui); and also popu lar Daoist and Buddhist practices, rather than the elite, highly literate and philosophical realms of these two complex religious traditions. Although...
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012894-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1289-4
... interpreted as what art historian Edward Lucie- Smith describes as a Santeria procession. Santeria is the syncretic religion of Cuba that combines both Yoruba religious ideologies and Roman Ca- tholicism. In The Jungle, Santeria deities meander through and blend with the tall stalks of sugar cane and tobacco...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... encompassing both Christian and ancestral idioms, are examples of affective responses to urban insecurities. In exploring these themes, I aim to engage a central problem in this vol- ume, as presented in the introduction the relation between affect, urban space, and religion. Edgar Pieterse has argued, with...