Our Lady of the Exile : diasporic religion at a Cuban Catholic shrine in Miami (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Our Lady of the Exile : diasporic religion at a Cuban Catholic shrine in Miami

Author: Thomas A Tweed
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2002
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A study of Cuban-American popular Catholicism, focusing on the shrine of Our Lady Charity, Miami. The book examines the religious life of the Cuban exiles who visit it, extrapolating their  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Tweed
ISBN: 9780195155938 0195155939
OCLC Number: 475362548
Awards: Winner of Winner of an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion.
Description: xv, 224 s. : illustrations, kort ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Devotion to Our Lady of Charity. The Virgin's exile: the Cuban patroness and the diaspora in Miami. II. Contested meanings at the shrine. Santería, Catholicism, and evangelization: struggles for religious identity ; Diverse devotees, plural practices, and multiple meanings. III. Shared meanings at the shrine. Nationalism, religion, and diasporic identity: an interpretive framework ; Religious artifacts and diasporic identity ; Religious rituals and diasporic identity. Postscript: Religion, place and displacement. Appendix A: Chronology. Appendix B: English-language version of the structured interview questions
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Thomas A. Tweed


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"Tweed's sophisticated book explores the ways in which Cuban-Americans construct memory, identity, and notions of utopia through symbolic and religious resources provided by the devotion to Our Lady Read more...

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