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Publications [#170300] of J. Lorand Matory

Books

  1. J. Lorand Matory, Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomble (2005), Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ [0691059446]
    (last updated on 2010/05/20)

    Abstract:
    Candomble and other African-inspired cultural phenomena are often thought to be the products of inert survival. Instead, they are often the products of strategic choice and invention amid ongoing communication by their practitioners with contemporaneous populations in Africa, and with merchants, writers, and politicians from other places and other classes. Throughout the century and a half of their active documentation, Candomble and similar African-diaspora practices demonstrate that transnationalism is not new.

    Keywords:
    Candomble, African and African-inspired religions, spirit possession, the political economy of religion, African "survivals"


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