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Searching for Africa in Brazil : power and tradition in candomblé

Author: Stefania Capone
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<DIV>Analyzes the politics of the "Africanness" of Afro-Brazilian religion, focusing on the conflicts and interplay between academics and practitioners over the past century.</div>
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Capone, Stefania.
Searching for Africa in Brazil.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2010
(DLC) 00345808
(OCoLC)42420329
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefania Capone
ISBN: 9780822392040 0822392046
OCLC Number: 645326499
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 316 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The messenger of the gods : Exu in Afro-Brazilian religions --
The spirits of darkness : Exu and Pombagira in Umbanda --
The religious continuum --
Reorganizing sacred space --
Contesting power --
Exu and the anthropologists --
In search of lost origins --
Which Africa? which tradition?
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Other Titles: Quête de l'Afrique dans le candomblé.
Responsibility: Stefania Capone ; translated from the French by Lucy Lyall Grant.

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An ethnography of Afro-Brazilian religious traditions including Candomble shows that the lines separating one tradition from another are much less fixed than anthropologists and Afro-Brazilian  Read more...

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"The originality of this work lies in the disclosure of the incestuous unions between temple and university that together produced a particular version of African tradition. This kind of analysis is Read more...

 
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