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Women and religion in the African diaspora : knowledge, power, and performance / edited by R. Marie Griffith and Barbara Dianne Savage.

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  • ISBN: 0801883695
  • ISBN: 9780801883699
  • ISBN: 0801883709
  • ISBN: 9780801883705
  • Physical Description: xx, 374 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p.293-356) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: É a senzala : slavery, women, and embodied knowledge in Afro-Brazilian Candomblé / Rachel Elizabeth Harding -- "I smoothed the way; I opened doors" : women in the Yoruba-Orisha tradition of Trinidad / Tracey E. Hucks -- Joining the African diaspora : migration and diasporic religious culture among the Garifuna in Honduras and New York / Paul Christopher Johnson -- Women of the African diaspora within : the Masowe Apostles, an African-initiated church / Isabel Mukonyora -- "Power in the blood" : menstrual taboos and women's power in an African instituted church / Deidre Helen Crumbley -- "The spirit of the Holy Ghost is a male spirit" : African American preaching women and the paradoxes of gender / Wallace Best -- "Make us a power" : African American Methodists debate the "woman question," 1870-1900 / Martha S. Jones -- "Only a woman would do" : Bible reading and African American women's organizing work / Anthea D. Butler -- Exploring the religious connection : Black women community workers, religious agency, and the force of faith / Cheryl Townsend Gilkes -- The arts of loving / Lisa Gail Collins -- "Truths that liberate the soul" : Eva Jessye and the politics of religious performance / Judith Weisenfeld -- Shopping with Sister Zubayda : African American Sunni Muslim rituals of consumption and belonging / Carolyn Rouse -- "But it's Bible" : African American women and television preachers / Marla Frederick-McGlathery
Subject: Women and religion
African diaspora > Religious aspects.

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