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A refuge in thunder : Candomblé and alternative spaces of Blackness / Rachel E. Harding.

Author/Creator:
Harding, Rachel E., 1962- author.
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xix, 251 pages)
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Series:
Blacks in the diaspora.
Blacks in the Diaspora
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Subjects:
Candomblé (Religion) -- History -- 19th century.
Blacks -- Race identity -- Brazil -- Salvador -- History -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
[An important] detailing of the development and evolution of a major institution of the African Diaspora [and] of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian identity." —Sheila S. Walker. The Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé has long been recognized as an extraordinary resource of African tradition, values, and identity among its adherents in Bahia, Brazil. Outlawed and persecuted in the late colonial and imperial period, Candomblé nevertheless developed as one of the major religious expressions of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora. Drawing principally on primary sources, such as police archives, Rachel E. Harding describes the development of the religion as an "alternative" space in which subjugated and enslaved blacks could gain a sense of individual and collective identity in opposition to the subaltern status imposed upon them by the dominant society.
Contents:
1. Slavery, Africanos Libertos and the Question of Black Presence in Nineteenth-Century Brazil
2. Salvador: The Urban Environment
3. The Bolsa de Mandinga and Calundu: Afro-Brazilian Religion as Fetish and Feiticaria
4. 'Dis Continuity,' Context, and Documentation: Origins and Interpretations of the Religion
5. The Nineteenth-Century Development of Candomble
6. Healing and Cultivating Axe: Profiles of Candomble Leaders and Communities
7. Networks of Support, Spaces of Resistance: Alternative Orientations of Black Life in Nineteenth-Century Bahia
8. Candomble as Feitico: Reterritorialization, Embodiment, and the Alchemy of History in an Afro-Brazilian Religion
Coda: Abolition, Freedom, and Candomble as Alternative Cidadania in Brazil.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed September 11, 2019).
Originally published: 2000.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245), index, and glossary.
OCLC:
1130732766