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Author Capone, Stefania.

Title Searching for Africa in Brazil : power and tradition in candomblé / Stefania Capone ; translated from the French by Lucy Lyall Grant
Published Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 316 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents The messenger of the gods : Exu in Afro-Brazilian religions -- The spirits of darkness : Exu and Pombagira in Umbanda -- The religious continuum -- Reorganizing sacred space -- Contesting power -- Exu and the anthropologists -- In search of lost origins -- Which Africa? which tradition?
Summary <DIV>Analyzes the politics of the "Africanness" of Afro-Brazilian religion, focusing on the conflicts and interplay between academics and practitioners over the past century.</div>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English translation of the French text: La quête de l'Afrique dans la Candomblé : pouvoir et tradition au Brésil. Published, Paris: Karthala, 1999
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Subject Blacks -- Brazil -- Religion.
Candomblé (Religion)
Cults -- Brazil.
Gods, Afro-Brazilian.
Religion and sociology.
Afroamerikanischer Synkretismus
Blacks -- Religion.
Candomblé (Religion)
Gods, Afro-Brazilian.
RELIGION / General
RELIGION -- Ethnic & Tribal.
Religion and sociology.
Religiöser Wandel
Rio de Janeiro
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009047586
ISBN 0822392046
Other Titles Quête de l'Afrique dans le candomblé. English