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The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion
 
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The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion
 
 
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28 Jan 2008
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The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion engages a variety of conversations at the forefront of contemporary scholarship in the study of religion and in African diaspora studies. These conversations include: the construction of racial identity in diverse national settings (Brazil, Mexico, Britain, North America); new religious movements and nationalism; alternative religious narratives in the diaspora; literature read through the lens of diaspora; trans-Atlantic culture (the role of Denmark in Nella Larson's novel Quicksand, for example, or Ethiopia in Rastafarianism); and the role of the scholar and scholarship in the construction of religious and political meaning.


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The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion engages a variety of conversations at the forefront of contemporary scholarship in the study of religion and in African diaspora studies. These conversations include: the construction of racial identity in diverse national settings (Brazil, Mexico, Britain, North America); new religious movements and nationalism; alternative religious narratives in the diaspora; literature read through the lens of diaspora; trans-Atlantic culture (the role of Denmark in Nella Larson's novel Quicksand, for example, or Ethiopia in Rastafarianism); and the role of the scholar and scholarship in the construction of religious and political meaning.


Contents

Introduction: Alexander Crummell and the Belief in African Superiority - Wilson Jeremiah Moses* PART I: AFRICA IN DIASPORA * Raising Champions, Taking Territories: African Churches and the Mapping of New Religious Landscapes in Diaspora - Afe Adogame * The Bible and the Quran among the Rastafari and the Nation of Islam - Maboula Soumahoro * Ahmadi, Beboppers, Veterans, and Migrants: African-American Islam in Boston 1948-1963 - Fatimah Fanusie * PART II: DIASPORA IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE * Robert Nathaniel Dett and African America's Christian Kingdom of Culture, 1926-1932 - Regennia N. Williams * Slain in the Spirit: Sexuality and Afro-Caribbean Religious Expression in Nella Larsen's Quicksand - Merinda Simmons * Candomblé, Christianity and Gnosticism in Toni Morrison's Paradise - Maha Marouan * PART III: DIASPORA IN LATIN AMERICA * Understanding Diaspora Culture: African Religious Heritage in the Caribbean - Katherine A. Smith * The African Diaspora in Mexico: Santeria, Tourism and Representations of the State - Angela N. Castañeda * Writing out Africa? Racial Politics and the Cuban regla de ocha - Christine Ayorinde * PART IV: DIASPORA IN THEORY * Macumba Has Invaded all Spheres:  Africanity, Black Magic and the Study of Afro-Brazilian Religions - Kelly Hayes * Early American Pentecostalism: Race, Religion and the Politics of Anticipation - Matthew Waggoner * Toward a Tradition of African American Pragmatic Religious Naturalism - Jonathon Kahn * Conclusion:  "'Africa' in the Study of African American Religion" - Eddie S. Glaude * Afterword: "'Religion' in the Study of the African Diaspora" - Russell T. McCutcheon


Authors

Theodore Louis Trost is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama.