Living Santer�a Rituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban Religion

ISBN-10: 1588340775
ISBN-13: 9781588340771
Edition: 2002
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Description: This is a contemporary analysis of this vibrant religion, written by a Smithsonian anthropologist who is also a Santeria priest. Mason explores Santeria as a contemporary phenomenon and offers an understanding of its complexity through his own  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 8/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

This is a contemporary analysis of this vibrant religion, written by a Smithsonian anthropologist who is also a Santeria priest. Mason explores Santeria as a contemporary phenomenon and offers an understanding of its complexity through his own experiences and those of its many practitioners.

Acknowledgments
Note on Language and Orthography
Introduction: Living Santeria
"The Blood That Runs Through the Veins": Defining Identity and Experience in Dilogun Divination
"I Bow My Head to the Ground": Creating Bodily Experience through Initiation
"My Pants are Bloody": Negotiating Identity in American Santeria
Living with the Orichas: Ritual and the Social Construction of the Deities
Imagining Power: The Aesthetics of Ache in Santeria
Santeria and the Social Construction of Subjectivity
Glossary
Notes
References
Index

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