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By Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

ISBN-10: 0231173164

ISBN-13: 9780231173162

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Santería is an African-inspired, Cuban diaspora faith lengthy stigmatized as witchcraft and sometimes brushed off as superstition, but its spirit- and possession-based practices are quickly profitable adherents the world over. Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús introduces the time period “copresence” to trap the present transnational adventure of Santería, within which racialized and gendered spirits, deities, monks, and non secular tourists remake neighborhood, nationwide, and political barriers and reconfigure notions of know-how and transnationalism. Drawing on 8 years of ethnographic examine in Havana and Matanzas, Cuba, and in manhattan urban, Miami, l. a., and the San Francisco Bay region, Beliso-De Jesús strains the phenomenon of copresence within the lives of Santería practitioners, mapping its emergence in transnational locations and historic moments and its ritual negotiation of race, imperialism, gender, sexuality, and spiritual trip. Santería’s spirits, deities, and practitioners enable electronic applied sciences for use in new methods, inciting targeted encounters via video and different media. disposing of conventional perceptions of Santería as a static, localized perform or as a part of a mythologized “past,” this ebook emphasizes the religion’s dynamic circulations and demands nontranscendental understandings of non secular transnationalisms.

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