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Title Queering Black Atlantic religions : transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou / Roberto Strongman.
Author Strongman, Roberto, 1971- author.
Publication Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Description xi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 299.67 S
Series The religious cultures of African and African diaspora people
Religious cultures of African and African diaspora people.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Of dreams and night-mares : Vodou women queering the body -- Hector Hyppolite èl Même : between queer fetishization and Vodou self-portraiture -- A chronology of queer Lucumí scholarship : degeneracy, ambivalence, transcorporeality -- Lucumí diasporic ethnography : Fran, Cabrera, Lam -- Queer Candomblé scholarship and Dona Flor's S/exua/lity -- Transatlantic waters of Oxalá : Pierre Verger, Mário de Andrade, and Candomblé in Europe.
Summary Examines Haitian Vodou, Cuban Lucumí/Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé to demonstrate how religious rituals of trance possession allow humans to understand themselves as embodiments of the divine. In these rituals, the commingling of humans and the divine produces gender identities that are independent of biological sex. As opposed to the Cartesian view of the spirit as locked within the body, the body in Afro-diasporic religions is an open receptacle. Showing how trance possession is a primary aspect of almost all Afro-diasporic cultural production, Strongman articulates transcorporeality as a black, trans-Atlantic understanding of the human psyche, soul, and gender as multiple, removable,and external to the body.
Subject African diaspora.
Christianity -- African influences.
Religions -- African influences.
Sex -- Religious aspects.
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects.
Vodou -- Haiti.
Santeria -- Cuba.
Candomblé (Religion) -- Brazil.
African diaspora. (OCoLC)fst00799755
Candomblé (Religion) (OCoLC)fst00845668
Christianity -- African influences. (OCoLC)fst01985185
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst00959782
Religions -- African influences. (OCoLC)fst01093899
Santeria. (OCoLC)fst01105327
Sex -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst01114185
Vodou. (OCoLC)fst01801724
Brazil. (OCoLC)fst01206830
Cuba. (OCoLC)fst01205805
Haiti. (OCoLC)fst01205135
Related To Online version: Strongman, Roberto, 1971- author. Queering Black Atlantic religions Durham : Duke University Press, 2019 9781478003458 (DLC) 2018042517
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