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  • Beyond conversion: Socio-mental flexibility and multiple religious participation in African-derived Lukumi and Ifa.
    Carr, C. Lynn (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:1: 60-80.

    Based on open-ended interviews with 40 people who added Lukumi or Ifa (2 forms of Orisha) to non-African religion in the US.A. Unlike converts, they did not make a binary of their prior & added religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Ifa, U.S.A.; Lukumi, U.S.A.; Africanist, U.S.A.; Orisha, U.S.A.
  • Portable Portals. Transnational Rituals for the Head Across Globalizing Orisha Traditions.
    Pérez, Elizabeth (2013)
    Nova religio 16:4: 35-62.

    Based on field work in Chicago. Demonstrates that the physical portability of cult objects, especially parts of the human body, lend traditions a capacity for diffusion, transnationality.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Africanist, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Santeria, U.S.A.; Transnational; Diffusion; Candomble
  • Caribbean Diaspora in the USA: Diversity of Caribbean Religions in New York City.
    Schmidt, Bettina E. (2008)
    Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate

    Associated Search Terms: Bricolage; United States, New York, New York; Caribbean Americans; Africanist, U.S.A.
  • Diaspora Conversions: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa.
    Johnson, Paul Christopher (2007)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Migration; Participant observation; Honduras; Diffusion; Conversion; Africanist, U.S.A.; Africanist, Caribbean; Garifuna; United States, New York, New York
  • Les Yoruba du nouveau monde: Religion, ethnicité et nationalisme noir aux Etats-Unis.
    Capone, Stefania (2005)
    Paris: Editions Karthala.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoruban Americans; Africanist, U.S.A.; Ethnic
  • Masked Africanisms: Puerto Rican Pentecostalism.
    Cruz, Samuel (2005)
    Dubuque, Iowa:Kendall/Hunt.

    Associated Search Terms: Puerto Rican Americans; Africanist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Santeria from Africa to the New World: The dead sell memories.
    Brandon, George (2002)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Santeria; Africanist, U.S.A.
  • Hierarchy without a Head: Observations on Changes in the Social Organization of Some Afroamerican Religions in the United States, 1959-1999 with Special Reference to Santaria.
    Brandon, George (2002)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 117: 151-174.

    Based on extensive field work. Santeria is locally hierarchical but nationally not so.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Africanist, U.S.A.; Santeria, U.S.A.
  • Leaving the United States: The Black nationalist themes of Orisha-Vodo.
    Lefever, Harry G. (2000)
    Journal of Black Studies 31:2: 174-195.

    Associated Search Terms: Orisha-Voodoo; Identity, national; African Americans; Africanist, U.S.A.
  • Les Dieux sur le Net. L'Essor des Religions d'Origine Africaine aux États-Unis.
    Capone, Stefania (1999)
    L'Homme 151: 47-74.

    African traditions in the U.S.A. are borne on internet communities: Santeria, Espiritismo (Puerto Rican); Anago (Yoruban); Orisha-Voodoo.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist, U.S.A.; Internet; Orisha-Voodoo; Anago; Espiritismo; Santeria
  • Making the Gods in New York: The Yoruba Religion in the African American Community.
    Curry, Mary Cuthrell (1997)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, New York, New York; Africanist, U.S.A.; African Americans
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