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    DescriptionThis landmark collection of newly commissioned essays explores how diverse women of African descent have practiced religion as part of the work of their ordinary and sometimes extraordinary lives. By examining women from North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Africa, the contributors identify the patterns that emerge as women, religion, and diaspora intersect, mapping fresh approaches to this emergent field of inquiry. The volume focuses on issues of history, tradition, and the authenticity of African-derived spiritual practices in a variety of contexts, including those where memories of suffering remain fresh and powerful. The contributors discuss matters of power and leadership and of religious expressions outside of institutional settings. The essays study women of Christian denominations, African and Afro-Caribbean traditions, and Islam, addressing their roles as spiritual leaders, artists and musicians, preachers, and participants in bible-study groups. This volume's transnational mixture, along with its use of creative analytical approaches, challenges existing paradigms and summons new models for studying women, religions, and diasporic shiftings across time and space.


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    Title
    Women and Religion in the African Diaspora
    Subtitle
    Knowledge, Power, and Performance
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by R. Marie Griffith, Edited by Barbara Dianne Savage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801883705
    ISBN 10: 0801883709
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV, HRLM
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000, MED000000
    DC22: 200.89/96
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    LC classification: BL458 .W56375 2006
    BISAC region code: 3.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, JBSF1, QRVP
    Illustrations note
    13 halftones, 1 line drawing
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    13 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    R. Marie Griffith is a professor of religion at Princeton University. Barbara Dianne Savage is Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Review quote
    An excellent resource for students in religious studies and scholars of the various religious movements examined. -- Ida Jones Journal of African American History 2008 Women and Religion in the African Diaspora both preserves and lovingly encompasses a multiplicity of black women's religious experiences. -- Stephen D. Glazier Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2009