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Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World
edited by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
University of Illinois Press, 2005
Paper: 978-0-252-07205-5 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02968-4
Library of Congress Classification BL2565.F73 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 299.6098

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
 
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.
 

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