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The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America: Bending and Breaking the Rules

This volume reveals that individuals in Amazonian cultures often disregard or reinterpret the marriage rules of their societies--rules that anthropologists previously thought reflected practice. It is the first book to consider not just what the rules are but how people in these societies negotiate, manipulate, and break them in choosing whom to marry.

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Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Misha Klein’s fascinating ethnography reveals the complex intertwining of Jewish and Brazilian life and identity.

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Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Negotiating Respect is an ethnographically rich investigation of Pentecostal Christianity--the Caribbean’s fastest growing religious movement--in the Dominican Republic.

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Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Unlike most studies of black Cubans, which focus on Afro-Cuban religion or popular culture, Queeley's penetrating investigation offers a view of strategies and modes of black belonging that transcend ideological, temporal, and spatial boundaries.

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Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Based on extensive fieldwork among espiritistas and their patrons in Havana, this book makes the surprising claim that Spiritist practices are fundamentally a project of developing the self.

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Islam and the Americas

In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries.

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Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Drawing on his personal experiences as a graduate student, a Roman Catholic priest in the region and his extensive archival research, Early constructs detailed case histories of the Maya uprisings against the governments of Guatemala and Mexico, exploring Liberation Catholicism’s integral role in these rebellions as well as in the evolutions of Maya and Catholic theologies.

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Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Keith McNeal reveals the unexpected ways traditions of trance performance have become both globalized and modernized.

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Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

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Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination