Nation dance : religion, identity, and cultural difference in the Caribbean / edited by Patrick Taylor

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Subjects: Religion and culture--Caribbean Area
Ethnicity--Caribbean Area
Caribbean Area--Religion
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2001
LC Classification: B, BL
Physical Description: x, 220 p. : map ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Dancing the Nation: An Introduction / Patrick Taylor 1
I. Spirituality, Healing, and the Divine
1. Across the Waters: Practitioners Speak / Eva Fernandez Bravo, Yvonne B. Drakes, Deloris Seiveright 17
2. How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land? Constructing the Divine in Caribbean Contexts / Althea Prince 25
3. Communicating with Our Gods: The Language of Winti / Petronella Breinburg 32
4. The Intersemiotics of Obeah and Kali Mai in Guyana / Frederick Ivor Case 40
5. Religions of African Origin in Cuba: A Gender Perspective / Maria Margarita Castro Flores 54
II. Theology, Society, and Politics
6. Sheba's Song: The Bible, the Kebra Nagast Rastafari / Patrick Taylor 65
7. Themes from West Indian Church History in Colonial and Post-colonial Times / Arthur C. Dayfoot 79
8. Congregationalism and Afro-Guianese Autonomy / Juanita De Barros 89
9. Eden after Eve: Christian Fundamentalism and Women in Barbados / Judith Soares 104
10. Current Evolution of Relations between Religion and Politics in Haiti / Laennec Hurbon 118
III. Religion, Identity, and Diaspora
11. Jamaican Diasporic Identity: The Metaphor of Yaad / Barry Chevannes 129
12. Identity, Personhood, and Religion in Caribbean Context / Abrahim H. Khan 138
13. Sanfancon: Orientalism, Self-Orientalization, and "Chinese Religion" in Cuba / Frank F. Scherer 153
14. The Diasporic Mo(ve)ment: Indentureship and Into-Caribbean Identity / Sean Lakaisingh-Meighoo 171
Caribbean Religions: A Supplementary Bibliography 193
Contributors 207
Index 209
Additional Authors: Taylor, Patrick, 1953-
Notes: LCCN: 00040919
ISBN: 0253338352 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0253214319 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-205) and index
OCLC Number: 44420885
ISBN/ISSN: 0253338352
0253214319