ELECTRIC SANTERIA RACIAL AND SEXUAL ASSEMBLAGES OF TRANSNATIONAL RELIGION GENDER THEORY AND RELIGION

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Electric Santer A

Author : Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús
ISBN : 9780231539913
Genre : Religion
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Santería is an African-inspired, Cuban diaspora religion long stigmatized as witchcraft and often dismissed as superstition, yet its spirit- and possession-based practices are rapidly winning adherents across the world. Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús introduces the term “copresence” to capture the current transnational experience of Santería, in which racialized and gendered spirits, deities, priests, and religious travelers remake local, national, and political boundaries and reconfigure notions of technology and transnationalism. Drawing on eight years of ethnographic research in Havana and Matanzas, Cuba, and in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area, Beliso-De Jesús traces the phenomenon of copresence in the lives of Santería practitioners, mapping its emergence in transnational places and historical moments and its ritual negotiation of race, imperialism, gender, sexuality, and religious travel. Santería’s spirits, deities, and practitioners allow digital technologies to be used in new ways, inciting unique encounters through video and other media. Doing away with traditional perceptions of Santería as a static, localized practice or as part of a mythologized “past,” this book emphasizes the religion’s dynamic circulations and calls for nontranscendental understandings of religious transnationalisms.
Category: Religion

Of Women Borne

Author : Cynthia R. Wallace
ISBN : 9780231541206
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The literature of Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, Ana Castillo, and Chimamanda Adichie teaches a risky, self-giving way of reading (and being) that brings home the dangers and the possibilities of suffering as an ethical good. Working the thought of feminist theologians and philosophers into an analysis of these women’s writings, Cynthia R. Wallace crafts a literary ethics attentive to the paradoxes of critique and re-vision, universality and particularity, reading in suffering a redemptive or redeemable reality.
Category: Literary Criticism

Signs And Wonders

Author : Ellen Armour
ISBN : 9780231540940
Genre : Religion
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We are told modernity's end will destabilize familiar ways of knowing, doing, and being, but are these changes we should dread—or celebrate? Four significant events (and the iconic images that represent them) catalyze this question: the consecration of openly gay Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson, the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, the politicization of the death of Terri Schiavo, and the disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina. Framed by an original appropriation of Michel Foucault, and drawing on resources in visual culture theory and the history of photography, Ellen T. Armour explores the anxieties, passions, and power dynamics bound up in the photographic representation and public reception of these events. Together, these phenomena expose modernity's benevolent and malevolent disruptions and reveal the systemic fractures and fissures that herald its end, for better and for worse. In response to these signs and wonders, Armour lays the groundwork for a theology and philosophy of life better suited to our (post)modern moment: one that owns up to the vulnerabilities that modernity sought to disavow and better enables us to navigate the ethical issues we now confront.
Category: Religion

Eustathii Commentarii Ad Homeri Iliadem

Author : Eustathius
ISBN : 9781108016568
Genre : Literary Collections
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A twelfth-century four-volume commentary on Homer's Iliad by Eustathius of Thessalonica.
Category: Literary Collections

Gre Lina

Author : Mrs Poly Miltou
ISBN : 6185163985
Genre : Fiction
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Ta paidika mou xronia hsan idiaitera dyskola kai ta epomena, pou akoloythhsan ws twra, mia oloklhrh peripeteia. H hrwida Lina gennhthhke molis bhka sthn efhveia, tote pou ola evgainan apo tis skies kai tous mythous ths paidikhs zwhs kai arxize kai gia mena, opws se kathe efhvo, h anazhthsh ths alhtheias kai tou oneirou. KSekinhse sthn arxh ws ena vivlio, alla siga - siga egine mia oloklhrh seira, pou ektote grafotan gia xronia, ws twra. Olh h istoria vasisthke se gegonota kai katastaseis alhthines, proswpika viwmata h viwmata allwn anthrwpwn pou perasan dipla mou ola afta ta xronia kai oi hrwes mou vasisthkan se yparkta proswpa pou, mesa apo th mythistorhmatikh plokh, eginan proswpa tou dikoy mou paramythioy. H Lina milaei gia alhtheies, ponous, intrigkes, dyskolies, thanatous, aporripsh, ratsismo. Milaei omws kai gia agaph, pollh agaph, evgeneia kai katanohsh. Giati, mesa apo osa perasa, h prospatheia mou htan na grapsw kati pou na mhn perigrafei apla th thlipsh kai tis anapodies ths zwhs, th via kai thn apognwsh h mia syntomh erwtikh istoria. THa tolmoysa na pw oti to kathe vivlio ksexwrista, alla kai olh h seira leitourgei kapws san atomikh psyxanalysh, vohtha ton kathena mas na skypsei mesa tou, na dei me tharros ti ton pona kai ti ton apogohteyei, na skeftei kai na parei apofaseis gia th dikh tou poreia. Giati h Lina de menei ston pono kai sthn apognwsh. Anazhta kati perissotero, to valsamo kai th lytrwsh ths psyxhs. An diavaseis ta vivlia mou, arxizontas apo to prwto, pes mou, vrhkes kapou ton eafto sou; Vrhkes kai ta dika sou oneira; Mhpws vrhkes to valsamo;
Category: Fiction

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9786180306729
Genre : Fiction
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Η αμερικανίδα Μέριλιν Ρόμπινσον, μία από τις σημαντικότερες συγγραφείς της εποχής μας, μας χαρίζει την αξέχαστη ιστορία ενηλικίωσης ενός κοριτσιού που μεγαλώνει στο περιθώριο της κοινωνίας μες στον φόβο και το δέος, τα χρόνια της μεγάλης ύφεσης της αμερικανικής οικονομίας τη δεκαετία του 1920. Η Λάιλα, άστεγη και μόνη, αφού έχει περιπλανηθεί επί χρόνια στην ύπαιθρο, μπαίνει στην εκκλησία μιας μικρής πόλης της Αϊόβα για να βρει καταφύγιο από τη βροχή. Αυτή θα είναι η αφορμή για να γεννηθούν ένας έρωτας και μια αναζήτηση που θα της αλλάξουν τη ζωή. Αφού παντρευτεί τον ιερέα της εκκλησίας και βρεθεί σε ασφαλές και προστατευμένο περιβάλλον, θα ξεκινήσει να αναζητά το νόημα των δύσκολων χρόνων της ύπαρξής της.
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