Places espiritismo in the context of Cuban class, recent history, colonial experience, struggle for independence, and the revolution. . . . Recommended.
A detailed and richly nuanced ethnography of Cuban espiritismo.
--Journal of Folklore Research
Belongs in the library of anyone interested in those African-based religious traditions that have been developed in the Americas, especially those that developed in the Caribbean. It should also be of interest to those willing to widen their scholarly gaze to include traditions that do not fit neatly into Western, European philosophical and religious categories.
Offers a fresh perspective on the entanglement of Cuban Espiritismo with circum-Atlantic encounters and exchanges in shaping ritual acts associated with birth, death, healing, and protection. . . . An invaluable reference for scholars working in Atlantic studies, Religious studies, Latina/o studies, Anthropology of Religion, Caribbean studies, and African Diaspora studies.
--New West Indian Guide