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Comfa religion and Creole language in a Caribbean community

Author: Kean Gibson
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kean Gibson examines the Guyanese religion known as "Comfa." Reflecting the socio-cultural history of Guyana, Comfa shows influences of European and Asian cultures and religions in an essentially African framework. Gibson compares the variation exemplified in Comfa with the Guyanese Creole language and challenges the continuum theory of Creole linguistics, which predicts that the Creole language will evolve to  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kean Gibson
ISBN: 0791449599 9780791449592 0791449602 9780791449608
OCLC Number: 45493263
Description: xvii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Peoples and Religions of Guyana --
Faithist Church and Spirit Beliefs --
Comfa Ceremonies --
Comfa as an African Derivation --
Comfa as Social Process --
The Continuums of Guyanese Creole and Guyanese Comfa.
Responsibility: Kean Gibson.

Abstract:

"Kean Gibson examines the Guyanese religion known as "Comfa." Reflecting the socio-cultural history of Guyana, Comfa shows influences of European and Asian cultures and religions in an essentially African framework. Gibson compares the variation exemplified in Comfa with the Guyanese Creole language and challenges the continuum theory of Creole linguistics, which predicts that the Creole language will evolve to become English. Gibson also explores the implications of both forms of social behavior for the notion of identity in a multicultural community."--Jacket.

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