Spirited Diasporas: Personal Narratives and Global Futures of Afro-Atlantic Religions (Paperback)

Spirited Diasporas: Personal Narratives and Global Futures of Afro-Atlantic Religions By Martin Tsang (Editor) Cover Image
By Martin Tsang (Editor)
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First-person accounts that show the expanding demographics of African-descended religions

In this focused portrayal of global dispersal and spiritual sojourning, Martin Tsang draws together first-person accounts of the evolving Afro-Atlantic religious landscape. Spirited Diasporas offers a glimpse into the frequently misunderstood religions of Afro-Cuban Lucum , Haitian Vodou, and Brazilian Candombl , adding to the growing research on the transnational yet personal nature of African diasporic religions.

In these accounts, practitioners from many origins illustrate the work and commitment they undertook to learn and become initiated in these traditions. They reveal in the process a variety of experiences that are not often documented. Their perspectives also show the expanding contemporary demographics of African-descended religions, many of whose members identify as LGBTQIA+ or are part of other minoritized populations, and they counter inaccurate and often racialized portrayals of these religions as being antimodern and geographically limited.

Through the voices of the professionals, scholars, and activists gathered here, readers will appreciate the purpose and belonging to be found in the far-reaching communities of these Latin American and Caribbean spiritualities. As the seekers in these stories discover and come home to their new religious families, Spirited Diasporas displays the relevance and generative power of these traditions.

Contributors: Morgan M. Page Michael Atwood Mason Eugenia Rainey Alex Bettencourt Solimar Otero Yoshiaki Koshikawa Belia Mayeno Saavedra Sue Kucklick-Arencibia Ivor Miller Terri-Dawn Gonz lez Dr. Martin A. Tsang Giovanna Capponi Philippe Charlier

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683403838
ISBN-10: 1683403835
Publisher: University of Florida Press
Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Pages: 242
Language: English