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The Resource Archives of conjure : stories of the dead in Afrolatinx cultures, Solimar Otero, (electronic resource)

Archives of conjure : stories of the dead in Afrolatinx cultures, Solimar Otero, (electronic resource)

Label
Archives of conjure : stories of the dead in Afrolatinx cultures
Title
Archives of conjure
Title remainder
stories of the dead in Afrolatinx cultures
Statement of responsibility
Solimar Otero
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Afrolatinx religious practices such as Cuban Espiritismo, Puerto Rican Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé, the dead tell stories. Communicating with and through mediums' bodies, they give advice, make requests, and propose future rituals, creating a living archive that is coproduced by the dead. In this book, Solimar Otero explores how Afrolatinx spirits guide collaborative spiritual-scholarly activist work through rituals and the creation of material culture. By examining spirit mediumship through a Caribbean cross-cultural poetics, she shows how divinities and ancestors serve as active agents in shaping the experiences of gender, sexuality, and race. Otero argues that what she calls archives of conjure are produced through residual transcriptions or reverberations of the stories of the dead whose archives are stitched, beaded, smoked, and washed into official and unofficial repositories. She investigates how sites like the ocean, rivers, and institutional archives create connected contexts for unlocking the spatial activation of residual transcriptions. Drawing on over ten years of archival research and fieldwork in Cuba, Otero centers the storytelling practices of Afrolatinx women and LGBTQ spiritual practitioners alongside Caribbean literature and performance. Archives of Conjure offers vital new perspectives on ephemerality, temporality, and material culture, unraveling undertheorized questions about how spirits shape communities of practice, ethnography, literature, and history and revealing the deeply connected nature of art, scholarship, and worship"--
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Otero, Solimar
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender, theory, and religion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spiritualism
  • Afro-Caribbean cults
  • Black people
  • Black people
  • Spirits
  • Women and spiritualism
  • Material culture
  • Water
  • Caribbean Area
Label
Archives of conjure : stories of the dead in Afrolatinx cultures, Solimar Otero, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-239) and index
Contents
Introduction: Archives of conjure -- Residual transcriptions -- Crossings -- Flows -- Sirens -- Conclusion: Espuma del mar, sea foam
Control code
ssj0002248089
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780231194327
Lccn
2019038651
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002248089
Label
Archives of conjure : stories of the dead in Afrolatinx cultures, Solimar Otero, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-239) and index
Contents
Introduction: Archives of conjure -- Residual transcriptions -- Crossings -- Flows -- Sirens -- Conclusion: Espuma del mar, sea foam
Control code
ssj0002248089
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780231194327
Lccn
2019038651
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002248089

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