Osun Across the Waters: A Yoruba Goddess in Africa and the Americas

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Oktober 2001



sun is a brilliant deity whose imagery and worldwide devotion demandbroad and deep scholarly reflection. Contributors to the ground-breaking Africa'sOgun, edited by Sandra Barnes (Indiana University Press, 1997), explored the complexnature of Ogun, the orisa who transforms life through iron and technology. sunacross the Waters continues this exploration of Yoruba religion by documenting sunreligion. sun presents a dynamic example of the resilience and renewed importanceof traditional Yoruba images in negotiating spiritual experience, social identity, and political power in contemporary Africa and the Africandiaspora.
The 17 contributors to sun across the Watersdelineate the special dimensions of sun religion as it appears through multipledisciplines in multiple cultural contexts. Tracing the extent of sun traditionstakes us across the waters and back again. sun traditions continue to grow andchange as they flow and return from their sources in Africa and theAmericas.


Preliminary Table of Contents: Illustrations Preface Orthography 1 Introduction: Joseph M. Murphy and Mei-Mei Sanford 2 Hidden Power: Osun the Seventeenth Odu Rowland Abiodun 3 A River of Many Turns: the Polysemy of Ochun in Afro-Cuban Tradition Isabel Castellanos 4 Orisa Osun: Yoruba Sacred Kingship and Civil Religion in Osogbo, Nigeria Jacob Olupona 5 Nesta Cidade Todo Mundo E D'Oxum, In This City Everyone is Oxum's Ieda M. R. dos Santos 6 Mie Menininha Manuel Vega 7 Y?y? Cachita: Ochun in a Cuban Mirror Joseph M. Murphy 8 Oshun Brass: An Insight into Yoruba Religious Symbology C.O. Adepegba 9 Overflowing with Beauty: Ochun Altars in Lucumi Aesthetics Ysamur Flores-Pe-a 10 Authority and Discourse in the Orin Odun Osun Diedre Badejo 11 The Bag of Wisdom: Osun and the Origins of Ifa Divination 'Wande Abimbola 12 Ochun in the Bronx George Brandon 13 What Part of the River You're In: African American Women in Devotion to nsun Rachel Elizabeth Harding 14 Eerindinlogun: the Seeing Eyes of Sacred Shells and Stones David Ogungbile 15 Mama Oxum: Reflections of Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Umbanda Lindsay Hale 16 An Oxum Shelters Children in Sao Paulo Tania Cypriano 17 Living Water: Osun, Mami Wata, and Olokun in the Lives of Four Contemporary Nigerian Christian Women Mei-Mei Sanford 18 Orchestration of the Waters and the Breeze: the Emblems of Oshun in Atlantic Perspective Robert Farris Thompson Contributors Index


Joseph Murphy is associate professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University. He is the author of Santeria: An African Religion in North America and Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora.Mei-Mei Sanford received her doctorate in Religion and Society from Drew University. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Nigeria. She currently does research in Nigeria and in African-American and Yoruba expatriate religious communities in the United States.
EAN: 9780253214591
ISBN: 0253214599
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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