Madonna of 115th Street Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 18801950

ISBN-10: 0300091354
ISBN-13: 9780300091359
Edition: 2nd 2002
Authors: Robert A. Orsi
List price: $19.00
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Description: In an evocation of Italian Harlem and the men and women who lived there, Orsi examines how the annual 'festa' of the Madonna of 115th Street both influenced and reflected the lives of the celebrants. This edition includes a new introduction.

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In an evocation of Italian Harlem and the men and women who lived there, Orsi examines how the annual 'festa' of the Madonna of 115th Street both influenced and reflected the lives of the celebrants. This edition includes a new introduction.

Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: Popular Religion and Italian Harlem
The Days and Nights of the Festa
Italian Harlem
The Origins of the Devotion to Mount Carmel in Italian Harlem
The Domus-Centered Society
Conflicts in the Domus
Conflict
Women in Italian Harlem
Toward an Inner History of Immigration
The Meanings of the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street
The Devotion and the Community of Immigrants
The Devotion and the People's Faithfulness to Italy and Southern Italian Traditions
The Devotion and the Domus
The Shaping of Cara Harlem
The Community Reveals Itself to Itself
The Devotion and the Larger Collectivities of the City and Nation
Success
Healing and the Sense World of the Festa
The Italian Way of Being Human
The Festa and the World of Work
From Suffering to Sacrifice
Women and the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street
Power
The Theology of the Streets
A Note on Abbreviations
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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