Religion

Religion in New Spain

Edited by Susan SchroederStafford Poole

This extensive study examines the variety of religious practice and tradition that developed from the confluence of the numerous beliefs and cultures in the northern colonies of New Spain.

Spiritual Currency in Northeast Brazil

By Lindsey King

This book examines the spiritual community of the followers of St. Francis of Wounds in the town of Canindé in northeast Brazil.

Jesuit Student Groups, the Universidad Iberoamericana, and Political Resistance in Mexico, 1913-1979

By David Espinosa

This book focuses on the twentieth-century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.

Yoruba Traditions and African American Religious Nationalism

By Tracey E. Hucks

Alongside the story of Nana Oseijeman Adefunmi's development as an artist, religious leader, and founder of several African-influenced religio-cultural projects, Hucks weaves historical and sociological analyses of the relationship between black cultural nationalism and reinterpretations of the meaning of Africa from within the African American community.

Going Native

By Tom Harmer

In a spiritual autobiography shaped by years of living with a band of Salish Indian people after the Vietnam War, Tom Harmer shares his hard-won knowledge of their world and the nature spirits that govern it.

An Archaeology of Doings

Secularism and the Study of Pueblo Religion
By Severin M. Fowles

In this probing study, Severin Fowles undertakes a sustained critique of religion as an analytical category in archaeological research.

The Roots of Conservatism in Mexico

Catholicism, Society, and Politics in the Mixteca Baja, 1750-1962
By Benjamin T. Smith

The Roots of Conservatism is the first attempt to ask why over the past two centuries so many Mexican peasants have opted to ally with conservative groups rather than their radical counterparts.

Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World

Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru
By Hillary S. Webb

Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "œcomplementary opposites."

Primitive Revolution

Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968
By Jason Dormady

In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring Christianity-and the practice of Mexican citizenship-to a more pure and essential state.

Constructing Lives at Mission San Francisco

Native Californians and Hispanic Colonists, 1776-1821
By Quincy Newell

In this finely crafted study Quincy Newell examines the complexity of cultural contact between Franciscans and the native populations at Mission San Francisco.

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