Dancing Wisdom Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomble

ISBN-10: 0252072073
ISBN-13: 9780252072079
Edition: 2004
Authors: Yvonne Daniel
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Description: Concentrating on the Caribbean Basin and the coastal area of northeast South America, Yvonne Daniel considers three African-derived religious systems that rely heavily on dance behavior--Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahamian Candomble. Combining  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 8/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Concentrating on the Caribbean Basin and the coastal area of northeast South America, Yvonne Daniel considers three African-derived religious systems that rely heavily on dance behavior--Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahamian Candomble. Combining her background in dance and anthropology to parallel the participant/scholar dichotomy inherent to dancing's "embodied knowledge," Daniel examines these misunderstood and oppressed performative dances in terms of physiology, psychology, philosophy, mathematics, ethics, and aesthetics.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Orthographic Note
Deciphering Diaspora Dances: Their Origin Nations and Belief Systems
Body Knowledge at the Crossroads
Days of Remembrance
Dances of Memory
Praise Dance and Liturgical Orders
Informal Learning with Haitian Laws
Informal Learning with Bahian Orixas
Formal Learning with Cuban Orichas
The Dancing Body and Embodied Wisdom
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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