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Spaces set apart by religious practitioners to represent their understanding of the sacredness of their world provide useful windows into the collective history and the expression of ideas of a religion and its followers. Jualynne Dodson explores sacred spaces constructed between 1998 and 2007 by contemporary practitioners of four popular religions in Cuba's eastern Orient Spaces set apart by religious practitioners to represent their understanding of the sacredness of their world provide useful windows into the collective history and the expression of ideas of a religion and its followers. Jualynne Dodson explores sacred spaces constructed between 1998 and 2007 by contemporary practitioners of four popular religions in Cuba's eastern Oriente region. Three of these religions, Palo Mayomb�, Vod�, and Muertera Bemb� de Sao, are Africa-based traditions while the fourth, Espiritismo, is indigenous to Cuba and Oriente, though it evolved from traditions of the U.S. and Europe. While the religions vary in historical development, in material artifact, and ritual activities that comprise their content, images in this book reflect inherited and shared cosmic orientation of the traditions. The investigation of Dodson and the African Atlantic Research team offers an interconnected examination of the history and embedded understandings of these four religions while simultaneously offering a panoramic view of religious development in Cuba and practitioners' struggle for a self-defined, Africa-based nature for their religious activities on the island.


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Spaces set apart by religious practitioners to represent their understanding of the sacredness of their world provide useful windows into the collective history and the expression of ideas of a religion and its followers. Jualynne Dodson explores sacred spaces constructed between 1998 and 2007 by contemporary practitioners of four popular religions in Cuba's eastern Orient Spaces set apart by religious practitioners to represent their understanding of the sacredness of their world provide useful windows into the collective history and the expression of ideas of a religion and its followers. Jualynne Dodson explores sacred spaces constructed between 1998 and 2007 by contemporary practitioners of four popular religions in Cuba's eastern Oriente region. Three of these religions, Palo Mayomb�, Vod�, and Muertera Bemb� de Sao, are Africa-based traditions while the fourth, Espiritismo, is indigenous to Cuba and Oriente, though it evolved from traditions of the U.S. and Europe. While the religions vary in historical development, in material artifact, and ritual activities that comprise their content, images in this book reflect inherited and shared cosmic orientation of the traditions. The investigation of Dodson and the African Atlantic Research team offers an interconnected examination of the history and embedded understandings of these four religions while simultaneously offering a panoramic view of religious development in Cuba and practitioners' struggle for a self-defined, Africa-based nature for their religious activities on the island.

3 review for Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba

  1. 5 out of 5

    Morgan M. Page

    A book that purports to share the beliefs and practices of four little discussed Afro-Cuban religious traditions and manages to share none. This book is notable only for it's brief discussion of Cuban Vodú and Muertéra Bembé de Sao (which may just be an "el campo" version of early Palo practices). A book that purports to share the beliefs and practices of four little discussed Afro-Cuban religious traditions and manages to share none. This book is notable only for it's brief discussion of Cuban Vodú and Muertéra Bembé de Sao (which may just be an "el campo" version of early Palo practices).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Iris

    Dodson and her colleagues provide a very good introduction to the religious life of the Oriente. The work provides (1) a survey of the region's history and the social forces that have given it a distinctive regional character (including European, African, and Amerindian influences), (2) an outline of the commonalities underlying the religions under discussion, and (3) a survey of four distinctive religious practices within the region. The book proceeds carefully and regularly qualifies how far th Dodson and her colleagues provide a very good introduction to the religious life of the Oriente. The work provides (1) a survey of the region's history and the social forces that have given it a distinctive regional character (including European, African, and Amerindian influences), (2) an outline of the commonalities underlying the religions under discussion, and (3) a survey of four distinctive religious practices within the region. The book proceeds carefully and regularly qualifies how far the results of the study can be generalized. Where future research is needed for clarification and elaboration, the reader is often told as much. Despite being very brief, several important theoretical issues are discussed about African religion in Oriente which have application well beyond the region. While I might quibble with some of the features identified as distinctively African, the outline provides a reasonable enough working definition and on a few points makes genuinely insightful observations and advances in the discussion. Two especially stand out: she develops a more subtle understanding of what it means to be an indigenous religion and makes a clear statement of the interconnectedness (in terms of participants, practices, and discourse) of different religious practices in the region. My biggest complaint lies with the excruciatingly abstract language that the author makes use of throughout the book. While likely intended to give the account critical distance and engage more general accounts of religion in history, the result is a text that occasionally drifts into muddled and vague circumlocutions about the ritual practices under discussion.

  3. 4 out of 5

    José

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Coro, Venezuela, 2012.07.09 A http://www.goodreads.com: Este libro es una ignominia que aprezca en vuestro dominio o web site: fue fruto de un robo a la co{autoria de esta obra por parte de la profesora Dra. Jualynne Dodson, hecho que he denunciado en internet publicando en lulu.com la versión original de su texto escrito por ambos y en otros sitios de la web...Mantengo mi denuncia y sé que algun dia la Justicia me alcanzará restituyéndome en este libro la condicion de igualdad como autor del mism Coro, Venezuela, 2012.07.09A http://www.goodreads.com:Este libro es una ignominia que aprezca en vuestro dominio o web site: fue fruto de un robo a la co{autoria de esta obra por parte de la profesora Dra. Jualynne Dodson, hecho que he denunciado en internet publicando en lulu.com la versión original de su texto escrito por ambos y en otros sitios de la web...Mantengo mi denuncia y sé que algun dia la Justicia me alcanzará restituyéndome en este libro la condicion de igualdad como autor del mismno, que es fruto de muchos años de estudios e investigaciones de campo, no sólo mias sino de los miembros del Equipo de Estudios sobre las religiones afrocubanas y el espritismo que dirigí en la Casa del Caribe, en Santiago de Cuba, hasta que me residencié en Venezuela en el año 2005.Ruego publicar esta denuncia ante las autopridades de http://www.goodreads.com.Gracias y disculpen el tono de indignación que me embarga cada v ez que veo esta injusticia circulando en el mundo como un acto opuesto, es decir, como verdadero.el pueblo norteamericano es justo y honesto, no ladrón. flag Like  · see review View 1 comment Dec 04, 2008 h rated it did not like it Shelves: 2009, spirit, library this book should have been really interesting, instead it is terrible. i would give it zero stars, except that then it won't register as a rating. vague, under-referenced, and BADLY written. this is academic writing at its worst - difficult to follow and grammatically incorrect. there are so many misplaced modifiers that i would have thrown the book if i hadn't been reading it on the subway. i find it hard to believe that this was copyedited at all. i'd be embarrassed if i worked at the universi this book should have been really interesting, instead it is terrible. i would give it zero stars, except that then it won't register as a rating. vague, under-referenced, and BADLY written. this is academic writing at its worst - difficult to follow and grammatically incorrect. there are so many misplaced modifiers that i would have thrown the book if i hadn't been reading it on the subway. i find it hard to believe that this was copyedited at all. i'd be embarrassed if i worked at the university of new mexico press. the book lacks analysis and specific description of the subject matter. the author repeatedly asserts that African-based traditions and concepts rang true with "autocthonous" (UGH) traditions, but never describes these people or their traditions. also, anyone who writes the phrase "fought, worked, procreated, and died" should not inflict their writing on anyone else. the pomposity gags me. this was a huge disappointment all around. flag Like  · see review Mar 08, 2015 Tonya Leslie rated it liked it After meeting Dr. Dodson several years ago. I finally read her book and learned more about her research. Interesting. flag Like  · see review Jul 27, 2008 Maya rated it liked it This had a lot of interesting information in it, but it lacks much analysis. Definitely for specialists or students researching this specific topic, which is the point of the book. flag Like  · see review M.mru rated it liked it Jan 14, 2017 Rachel rated it liked it Nov 15, 2010 Debal Deb rated it it was ok Jun 03, 2016 Jen Vann rated it it was amazing Sep 19, 2011 Smithky rated it it was amazing Feb 23, 2010 Juan Maefield rated it liked it Mar 16, 2016 tm1906 rated it liked it Dec 31, 2013 Malini marked it as to-read May 16, 2010 University of New Mexico Press added it Mar 23, 2012 Zakia Holly marked it as to-read Mar 20, 2014 Michelle marked it as to-read Dec 07, 2016 Fredrick Stubbs marked it as to-read Aug 11, 2017 MartiReads added it Sep 19, 2018 Keith Richards marked it as to-read Oct 04, 2020 Johnnie Law marked it as to-read Nov 28, 2020 new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one » Share

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