Oshún visits the Bronx - possessed women in the Cuban Orisha religion

Spirit Possession is a key practice within many Caribbean religions but can be difficult to understand. This article focuses on the Cuban Orisha religion (generally known under its former name, Santería) and its development during recent decades with regard to gender. Inspired by fieldwork conducted...

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Published in:Diskus
Main Author: Schmidt, Bettina E. 1964-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2015]
In:Diskus
Year: 2008, Volume: 9, Pages: 1-16
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Summary:Spirit Possession is a key practice within many Caribbean religions but can be difficult to understand. This article focuses on the Cuban Orisha religion (generally known under its former name, Santería) and its development during recent decades with regard to gender. Inspired by fieldwork conducted in New York City, the author looks at an explanation for an increase in female participation in this Cuban religion.
ISSN:0967-8948
Contains:Enthalten in: Diskus
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.18792/diskus.v9i0.56