Talking to the dead : religion, music, and lived memory among Gullah-Geechee women (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Talking to the dead : religion, music, and lived memory among Gullah-Geechee women

Author: LeRhonda S Manigault-Bryant
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Talking to the Dead is an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. These women communicate with their ancestors through dreams, prayer, and visions and traditional crafts and customs, such as storytelling, basket making, and ecstatic singing in their churches. Like other Gullah/Geechee women of the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, these women, through their active  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manigault-Bryant, LeRhonda S., 1977-
Talking to the dead
(OCoLC)1296545828
Named Person: Börngen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: LeRhonda S Manigault-Bryant
ISBN: 9780822356639 0822356635 9780822356745 0822356740
OCLC Number: 859384376
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xix, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Talking to the dead --
Gullah/Geechee women --
Culture keepers --
Folk religion --
"Ah tulk to de dead all de time" --
"Sendin' up my timbah" --
Lived memory --
Between the living and the dead.
Responsibility: LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant.

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Presents an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. By looking in depth at this long-standing spiritual practice, this book highlights the subversive ingenuity  Read more...

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"Talking to the Dead is an incredibly rich study, which will reward both a general readership and readers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds." -- Teresa Zackodnik * Feminist Review * "LeRhonda Read more...

 
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