Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban Santeria Speaking a Sacred World (Contemporary Cuba) by Kristina Wirtz

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Subjects:

  • Ethnic or tribal religions,
  • Ethnography,
  • Religious groups,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Cuba,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Ethnic & Tribal,
  • Case studies,
  • Communities,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Santeria,
  • Santiago de Cuba

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages252
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Open LibraryOL8022060M
ISBN 100813030641
ISBN 109780813030647

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Cited by:   "In a brilliant creative leap Wirtz analyzes the ways boundary-making discourse (gossip, chitchat, fault-finding) Discourse Santeria communities that lack unifying social, racial, or ethnic characteristics."--Mary Ann Clark, author of Where Men Are Wives and Mothers Rule: Santería Ritual Practices and Their Gender Implications "Well written and compelling in its argument avoids.

This book will interest scholars of religion, the African diaspora, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as linguistic and cultural anthropologists.

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Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban Santería: Speaking a Sacred World by Kristina Wirtz. The book’s third part examines how. such disagreements help bring santeros to. Click on the article title to read more. "Discourse" takes on a variety of meanings throughout Wirtz's book; it refers to distinct "metacultural stances" toward religions and cultures designated as Afro-Cuban.

But discourse also refers to. Review of “Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban Santeria: Speaking a Sacred World”, Kristina Wirtz. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 13 (2): Santeria is a fusion of Ritual practices and African folk beliefs.

It emerged in Cuba during the 17th century, and has been embedded in Cuban society ever since. These days, it’s far more prevalent than Catholicism on the island—Santeros outnumber Catholics by Get this from a library. Ritual, discourse, and community in Cuban Santería: speaking a sacred world.

[Kristina Wirtz] -- Drawing on ethnographic research about Santeria beliefs and practices, Wirtz observes that practitioners are constantly engaged in reflection about what they and other practitioners are. Kristina Wirtz Ritual, Discourse, And Community in Cuban Santeria Speaking a Sacred World - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free.

santeria. Mercedes Cros Sandoval, Worldview, the Orishas, and Santeria (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, ). Kristina Wirtz. Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban SanterĂ­a: Speaking a Sacred World Series: Contemporary Cuba.

Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban SanterĂ­a: Speaking a Sacred World by Kristina Wirtz. Elina I. Hartikainen. University of Chicago. Search for more papers by this author. Elina I. Hartikainen. University of Chicago.

Search for more papers. “Peels back the layers to explore what Spiritist practice is really about: a project of self-fashioning that challenges Western suppositions about the nature of the self, the body, and its relationship with others, living and dead.”—Kristina Wirtz, author of Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban Santería: Speaking a Sacred World “This richly observed, empirically grounded.

[First paragraph]Ritual, Discourse and Community in Cuban SanterĂ­a: Speaking a Sacred World. Kristina Wirtz. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, xxiv + pp. (Cloth US $ )Crossing the Waters: A Photographic Path to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World.

Claire Garoutte Ritual Anneke Wambaugh. The rituals, known as Discourse (ceremonies), focus on solving the problems of everyday life and are very elaborated.

Each ceremony incorporates song, dance, spirit possession, and animal sacrifice. La SanterĂ­a has its origins in Cuba between the 16th and 19th centuries, thanks to the African diaspora living on the island.

Considered an. Santeria Enthroned: Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xx + pp. $, paper, ISBN Reviewed by Michael Stone Published on H-LatAm (January, ) From its ïŹrst descriptive accounts, the ritual practice of Afro-Cuban Santeria (known also as.

Description: Museum Anthropology Review 1(2) Fall SanterĂ­a Enthroned: Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion. David H. Brown. Chicago: University of. Living Santeria -- 1.

"The blood that runs through the veins." Defining identity and experience in Dilogun divination -- 2. "I bow my head to the ground." Creating bodily experience through initiation -- 3.

"My pants are bloody." Negotiating identity in American Santeria -- 4. Living with the Orichas. Ritual and the social construction of the. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Contemporary Cuba Ser.: Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban Santeria: Speaking a Sacred World by Kristina Wirtz (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Santeria Rituals & Ceremonies. bridged the 19th and 20th centuries are fondly remembered by contemporary priests as the origins and strongholds of Cuban Lucumí culture and religion. Santero. To become a Santero or Santera “Priest or Priestess of Santería”, the initiator must go through an intensive week-long initiation process in.

Orisha to community members" (Santeria, ). Animal sacrifice is essential to Santeria. Animals are sacrificed for food and not for any ambiguous spiritual reasons. Supporters of Orisha will present them food and sacrifice animals to them in order to construct and uphold a personal relationship with the spirit.

The course not only makes the worshipper nearer to their Orisha, but makes them. Brandon, G. The uses of plants in healing in an Afro-Cuban religion, santeria.

Journal of Black Studies, 22(1), 55– Google Scholar. Brandon, G. Ritual, discourse, and community in Cuban Santería: Speaking a sacred world.

Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. Search book. Search within book. Type for. Her book, Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban SanterĂ­a: Speaking a Sacred World (University Press of Florida, ), closely examines ritual performances and the discourse surrounding them in order to understand how santeros make sense of religious experiences and create a sense of local religious community.

In articles she has examined. Free Online Library: Now you see it, now you don't: Santeria, anthropology, and the semiotics of "belief" in Santiago de Cuba.('Ritual, Discourse and Community in Cuban Santeria: Speaking a Sacred World' and 'Crossing the Waters: A Photographic Path to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World', Book review) by "New West Indian Guide"; Social sciences, general Books Book reviews.

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Santeria Enthroned: Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion 1st (first) by Brown, David H. () Paperback. sion narratives that emphasize the loss of knowledge, ritual competence, and solidarity. This manner of historicizing, she maintains, is among the discursive and ritual strategies that help to constitute santeros' fractious interpretive communities.

Ritual, Discourse and Community in Cuban Santería is a rewarding, tightly-structured read. Santeria in Cuba. Demographic studies and authorities consulted for this paper do not provide estimates of Santeria’s prevalence in the Cuban population due to several factors.

First, there is the secrecy of the faith itself (Lefever, ). Santeria does not encourage its followers to identify themselves (Clark, ).

Terminology and costs. Being initiated is known as kariocha, "making ocha", or "making santo". A charge is usually levied for initiation; this varies depending on the status of the practitioner and the wealth of the client but is typically seen as expensive.

In Cuba, it is often the equivalent of a year's wage, or more. In the s, an initiation in Cuba cost roughly US$ for Cuban. Ritual, Discourse and Community in Cuban SanterĂ­a (University of Florida Press, ) Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History (University of Chicago Press, ; winner of Edward Sapir Prize from the Society for Linguistic Anthropology).

Santeria and voudou still encourage people to worship and go to Church, as their community supports these rituals as well as the rituals of the African religions. Because the community supports a syncretic faith, there is a community cohesion that the Church dare not interfere with and has also used to its advantage.

Santeria Enthroned (Hardcover) Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion. By David H. Brown. University of Chicago Press,pp. Publication Date: Octo Other Editions of This Title. Santeria is the religious practice Afro-Latinx communities in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Haiti gave birth to Voodoo during the French Colonial period. It has its roots in West Africa and was practiced by the Fon people of Southern and Central Tongo and the Ewe people of Eastern and Southern Ghana. Initiated into the Santeria priesthood at the age of seven, Raul Canizares unveils in Cuban Santeria the secret and seductive world of this rapidly growing, yet largely misunderstood, Afro-Cuban religion.

With the knowledge of an insider and the insight of a scholar, Canizares astutely examines the practice of Santeria, revealing many of its. At Florida International University, she completed an oral history project on ritual batĂĄ drummers in Miami called The Bearers of Sacred Sound.

Sinceshe has supported Afro-Cuban music in the U.K. through the community arts organization Bombo Productions.

The Cuban Santeria Religion Words | 5 Pages. Buried in the culture and history of Cuba lies the religious traditions that have blended into the creation of Santeria. Santeria is a complex religion made up of West African, Caribbean, and Roman Catholic influences blurred into one.

Ever since its emergence in colonial-era Cuba, Afro-Cuban Santeria (or Lucumi) has displayed a complex dynamic of continuity and change in its institutions, rituals, and iconography. In Santeria Enthroned, David H. Brown combines art history, cultural anthropology, and ethnohistory to show how Africans and their descendants have developed novel forms of religious practice in the face.

Afro-Cuban religion is the de facto religion in Cuba. (CC BY-NC-ND ) Santeria Spreads. This religion that was created out of slavery, cruelty, and the unexpected mixing of different cultures and nations has about 75 – million followers these days. Interestingly, Santeria is one of the fastest growing religions in the United States.

This book profiles four generations of women from one Afro-Cuban religious family. From a plantation in Havana Province in the s to a religious center in Spanish Harlem in the s, these women were connected by their prominent roles as leaders in the religions they practiced and the dramatic ritual artwork they created.

Santeria rituals allow human beings to stay in contact with the Orishas. They include dancing, drumming, speaking and eating with the spirits. Living SanterÃa: Rituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban Religion by Michael Atwood Mason and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Living Santería: Rituals and Experiences in an Afro-cuban Religion by Michael Atwood Mason - AbeBooks.Speaking a sacred world: Discursive practices of skepticism and faith in Cuban Santería.

Kristina Silke Wirtz, University of Pennsylvania. Abstract. This ethnography of a local SanterĂ­a community in Santiago de Cuba shows how practitioners' ritual and reflective practices produce a common set of religious experiences and a distinct moral community.

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