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Osun Across the Waters : a Yoruba Goddess in Africa and the Americas (01 Edition)

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Òsun is a brilliant deity whose imagery and worldwide devotion demand broad and deep scholarly reflection. Contributors to the ground-breaking Africa's Ogun, edited by Sandra Barnes (Indiana University Press, 1997), explored the complex nature of Ogun, the orisa who transforms life through iron and technology.‛sun across the Waters continues this exploration of Yoruba religion by documenting‛sun religion.‛sun presents a dynamic example of the resilience and renewed importance of traditional Yoruba images in negotiating spiritual experience, social identity, and political power in contemporary Africa and the African diaspora.

The 17 contributors to‛sun across the Waters delineate the special dimensions of‛sun religion as it appears through multiple disciplines in multiple cultural contexts. Tracing the extent of‛sun traditions takes us across the waters and back again.‛sun traditions continue to grow and change as they flow and return from their sources in Africa and the Americas.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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 Ochún 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 Mãe Menininha

Manuel Vega

7 Yéyé Cachita: Ochún in a Cuban Mirror

Joseph M. Murphy

8 Oshun Brass: An Insight into Yoruba Religious Symbology

C.O. Adepegba

9 Overflowing with Beauty: Ochún Altars in Lucumi Aesthetics

Ysamur Flores-Peña

10 Authority and Discourse in the Orin Odún Osun

Diedre Badejo

11 The Bag of Wisdom: Osun and the Origins of Ifa Divination

'Wande Abimbola

12 Ochún in the Bronx

George Brandon

13 What Part of the River You're In: African American Women in Devotion to‛sun

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 São Paulo

Tânia 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253214591
Subtitle:
A Yoruba Goddess in Africa and the Americas
Editor:
Murphy, Joseph M.
Editor:
Murphy, Joseph M.
Editor:
Sanford, Mei-Mei
Author:
Murphy, Joseph M.
Author:
Sanford, Mei-Mei
Editor:
Sanford, Mei-Mei
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
America
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Cult
Subject:
Osun
Subject:
Osun (Yoruba deity) - Cult - Africa, West
Subject:
Osun (Yoruba deity) - Cult - America
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Africa; African American; African American Studies; African American American Studies; African Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Caribbean; Gender; Latin America; Religion; South America
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
1959
Publication Date:
20010918
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
44 bandw photos, 3 maps, 18 bibliog., 1
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.35 x 6.18 x 0.87 in

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