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Talking to the Dead Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women

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ISBN-10: 0822356740

ISBN-13: 9780822356745

Edition: 2014

Authors: LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant

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Talking to the Dead is an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. These women communicate with their ancestors through dreams, prayer, and visions and traditional crafts and customs, such as storytelling, basket making, and ecstatic singing in their churches. Like other Gullah/Geechee women of the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, these women, through their active communication with the deceased, make choices and receive guidance about how to live out their faith and engage with the living. LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant emphasizes that this communication affirms the women's spiritual faith--which seamlessly integrates Christian and folk traditions--and…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.09" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English