An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo
Offers an introduction to the syncretic religions that have developed in the region. From Vodou, Santeria, Regla de Palo, the Abakua Secret Society, and Obeah to Quimbois and Espiritismo, this volume traces the historical-cultural origins of the major Creole religions, as well as the newer traditions such as Pocomania and Rastafarianism.
Explores the religious traditions of the Amerindians who flourished prior to contact with European colonizers. This title details the transplantation of Catholic and Protestant Christianity and their struggles to become integral to the Caribbean's religious ethos, and traces the 20th century penetration of American Evangelical Christianity.
The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious life. This title presents the religious history of the region.
Caribbean American Narratives and the Second Generation
Exploring the cultural production of second-generation Caribbean immigrants in the US after WWII, as a prism for understanding the formation of Caribbean American identity, this book contributes to the studies of twentieth century US immigration, African American and Afro-Caribbean history and literature, and theories of ethnicity and race.
Discusses - in English and in Spanish - the African influence on Caribbean phonology, dominant sociolinguistic attitudes in Puerto Rico, and historico-legal aspects of bilingualism in colonial Hispanic America.