Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World

3.78 avg rating
( 9 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780252072055: Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The bones of Pierre Toussaint, the first proposed African-American Catholic saint, were disinterred and spread around in the New World. In his introduction, Patrick Bellegarde-Smith suggests the same is true of the religious practices that peoples of African descent and victims of the Atlantic slave trade brought with them. Fragments of Bone examines the evolution of these religions as they have been adapted and re-contextualized in various New World environments. The essays in Fragments of Bone discuss African religions as forms of resistance and survival in the face of Western cultural hegemony and imperialism. The collection is unique in presenting the voices of scholars primarily outside of the Western tradition, speaking on the issues they, as practitioners, regard as important. Bellegarde-Smith, himself a priest in the Haitian Vodou religion, brings together thirteen contributors from different disciplines, genders, and nationalities. The authors address the creolized African religions beginning with their evolution from Nigeria and Benin to New Orleans, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and Guyana. The more familiar neo-African religions of Vodou and Santeria are also discussed,

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Fragments of Bone discusses African religions as forms of resistance and survival in the face of Western cultural hegemony and imperialism. The collection is unique in presenting the voices of scholars primarily outside of the Western tradition, speaking on the issues they regard as important. Bellegarde-Smith, himself a priest in the Haitian Vodou religion, brings together thirteen contributors from different disciplines, genders, and nationalities.  Fragments of Bone draws on an impressive range of sources including research, fieldwork, personal interviews, and spiritual introspection to support the  provocative thesis that the fragments of the ancestral traditions are fluidly interwoven in the New World African religions as creolized rituals, symbolic systems, and cultural identities.

About the Author:

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, professor of Africology at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, is the author of Haiti: The Breached Citadel and other books.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780252029684: Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0252029682 ISBN 13:  9780252029684
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, 2005
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick
Published by Univ Illinois Press
ISBN 10: 0252072057 ISBN 13: 9780252072055
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Illinois Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 1238726

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick
Published by Univ Illinois Press
ISBN 10: 0252072057 ISBN 13: 9780252072055
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Illinois Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2349679

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith (Editor)
Published by University of Illinois Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0252072057 ISBN 13: 9780252072055
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0252072057

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by University of Illinois Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0252072057 ISBN 13: 9780252072055
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0252072057

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by University of Illinois Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0252072057 ISBN 13: 9780252072055
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110252072057

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 52.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by University of Illinois Press
ISBN 10: 0252072057 ISBN 13: 9780252072055
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0252072057 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0060241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

ISBN 10: 0252072057 ISBN 13: 9780252072055
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0252072057

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 128.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds