This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Author: Daniel Balderston
This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.
Author: Gustavo S.J. MorelloPublish On: 2021-07-30
Being a Roman Catholic in a context of religious diversity: An exploration of lived religion among Catholics in Córdoba, Argentina. Visioni LatinoAmericane 9(17): 38–64. ... In H. Gooren, ed., Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions.
Author: Gustavo S.J. Morello
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
What does the practice of religion look like in Latin American today? In this book, which examines religious practice in three Latin American cities-- Lima, Perú; Córdoba, Argentina; and Montevideo, Uruguay-- Gustavo Morello reveals the influence of modernity on average citizens' cultural practices. Technological development, the dynamics of capitalism, the specialization of spheres of knowledge-- all these aspects of modernity were thought to diminish the importance of religion. Yet, Morello argues, if we look at religion as ordinary Latin Americans practice it, we discover that modernity has not diminished religion, but transformed it, creating what Morello calls "enchanted modernity." In Latin America, there is more religion than secularists expect, but of a different kind than religious leaders would wish. Morello explores how urban, contemporary Latin Americans, both believers and non-believers, from different social classes and religious affiliations, experience transcendence in everyday life. Using semi-structured interviews with 254 individuals in three cities with shifting religious landscapes and different cultural histories, Morello highlights the diversity within Latin America, exploring societies that are understudied and examining a broad array of religious traditions: "nones" (agnostics, non-affiliated, atheist), Catholics, Evangelicals (including mainstream Protestants, Pentecostals, neo-Evangelicals), and other traditions (including Jews, Muslims, Mormons, African-derived traditions, and Buddhists). Morello emphasizes elements, nuances, and dynamics that have previously been overlooked and that can enrich the study of religion other non-western societies. The book seeks to contribute to a critical theory of contemporary religion-- one that is not centered in the North Atlantic world and that takes seriously the voices of the Latin American people.
Film Faith and Cultural Conflict: The Case of Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. Latin America Religious images and expressions are ubiquitous in Latin America. It is not surprising, then, ...
Author: Eric Michael Mazur
Category: Performing Arts
Presents alphabetically arranged reference entries on religion and its role in modern film, covering such topics as religious themes, symbols, well-known films that deal with religious topics, and noted directors.
As with so many new religious phenomena taking root in Latin America, these homegrown religions are typically hybrid in character. Whereas Umbanda unites Spiritism, indigenous, and African-derived elements, for example, ...
Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Presents entries A to L of a two-volume encyclopedia discussing religion around the globe, including biographies, concepts and theories, places, social issues, movements, texts, and traditions.
Divided by Faith and Ethnicity: Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Race in Guatemala. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. ... “Padre Marcelo Mendoça Rossi”, in Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Berlin: VS Springer.
Author: Solange Lefebvre
This volume explores some of the strategies employed by the Catholic Church as a whole to address problems of the global era, in particular the responses and resistance efforts undertaken in a bid to counteract the secularization crisis in both Europe and the Americas, through spiritual writers, World Youth Days and Catholic education.
American sociology of religion depends on more humility and curiosity from the centralized production centers and on the ... and the Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions (edited by Henri Gooren, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2019).
Author: Xochitl Bada
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
The sociology of Latin America, established in the region over the past eighty years, is a thriving field whose major contributions include dependence theory, world-systems theory, and historical debates on economic development, among others. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Latin America provides research essays that introduce the readers to the discipline's key areas and current trends, specifically with regard to contemporary sociology in Latin America, as well as a collection of innovative empirical studies deploying a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The essays in the Handbook are arranged in eight research subfields in which scholars are currently making significant theoretical and methodological contributions: Sociology of the State, Social Inequalities, Sociology of Religion, Collective Action and Social Movements, Sociology of Migration, Sociology of Gender, Medical Sociology, and Sociology of Violence and Insecurity. Due to the deterioration of social and economic conditions, as well as recent disruptions to an already tense political environment, these have become some of the most productive and important fields in Latin American sociology. This roiling sociopolitical atmosphere also generates new and innovative expressions of protest and survival, which are being explored by sociologists across different continents today. The essays included in this collection offer a map to and a thematic articulation of central sociological debates that make it a critical resource for those scholars and students eager to understand contemporary sociology in Latin America.
Salvador da Bahia: EDUFBA. Rabelo, M. & Duccini, L. (2019). Afro American religious and New Age practices. In H. Gooren (ed.), Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Religions of the World. New York: Springer, pp.
Author: Piroska Csúri
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
By focusing on quantitative and qualitative research in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this book expands on the notion of "therapeutic culture." Usually considered a global phenomenon disseminated from North to South, and associated to "modern" forms of "psychologized" subjectivity, "therapeutic culture" has become a key notion to understanding contemporary culture. However, this path-breaking research, grounded in a bottom-up perspective that follows specific therapeutic narratives, shows that the concept of the "therapeutic" should be extended to encompass a diversity of practices, both "secular" and "religious," "modern" and "traditional," that are deemed as therapeutic by the actors involved, although they are overlooked as such by most of the current literature. Pentecostal and Afro-Brazilian religions as well as New Age practices coexist and interact with "conventional" therapeutic techniques such as Psychoanalysis, conforming complex and hybrid therapeutic networks associated to different (also hybrid) forms of subjectivity. Although the book draws upon two cases from the "Global South," its theoretical conclusions are applicable to the analysis of the realm of the therapeutic at large. The book is aimed at university students (both graduate and undergraduate) and at the general public interested in the notion of the therapeutic and, specifically, in Latin American culture.
Virginia GarrardBurnett, “Introduction,” in OnEarth asIt IsinHeaven: Religion inModern LatinAmerica, ed. ... YaleUniversity Press, 1992),20; María Elena Martínez, “Limpieza de Sangre,” in Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, vol.2, ed.
of African diaspora religions, as well as contemporary expressions such as Santería, an Afro-Caribbean tradition ... To gather all the important voices in the study of Latin American religion would require a multivolume encyclopedia.
Author: Manuel Vazquez
Publisher: NYU Press
Before Columbus, the Americas were populated by many indigenous cultures, with a great diversity of religions. After 1492, European governments and churches dominated religious life. While Roman Catholicism was the official religion, great religious hybridization occurred, mixing European, indigenous, and often African traditions into distinctly New World forms. Latin American Religions provides an introduction through documents to the historical development and contemporary expressions of religious life in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. A central feature of this text is its inclusion of both primary and secondary materials, including letters, sermons, journal entries, ritual manuals, and ancient sacred texts. These documents provide readers with direct access to the voices of adherents, enabling them to act as academic investigators, experiencing and interpreting the same texts on which historians draw. The documents are framed by substantive introductions which provide both historical context and theoretical insights for the study of these religions traditions and the ways in which they have developed over time. From the religious traditions of the Mayas and Aztecs and of the African diaspora, to official and popular Catholicism, to liberation theology, the rise of Pentecostalism, and emerging trends and new religious movements in Latin America, this new work offers a concise overview of this fascinating field.