The Resource Governing spirits: : religion, miracles, and spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956, Reinaldo L. Româan, (electronic resource)

Governing spirits: : religion, miracles, and spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956, Reinaldo L. Româan, (electronic resource)

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Governing spirits: : religion, miracles, and spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956
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Governing spirits:
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religion, miracles, and spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956
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Reinaldo L. Româan
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Language
eng
Summary
Freedom of religion did not come easily to Cuba or Puerto Rico. Only after the arrival of American troops during the Spanish-American War were non-Catholics permitted to practice their religions openly and to proselytize. When government efforts to ensure freedom of worship began, reformers on both islands rejoiced, believing that an era of regeneration and modernization was upon them. But as new laws went into effect, critics voiced their dismay at the rise of popular religions. Reinaldo L. Roman explores the changing relationship between regulators and practitioners in neocolonial Cuba and Puerto Rico.Spiritism, Santeria, and other African-derived traditions were typically characterized in sensational fashion by the popular press as "a plague of superstition." Examining seven episodes between 1898 and the Cuban Revolution when the public demanded official actions against "misbelief," Roman finds that when outbreaks of superstition were debated, matters of citizenship were usually at stake. He links the circulation of spectacular charges of witchcraft and miracle-making to anxieties surrounding newly expanded citizenries that included people of color. Governing Spirits also contributes to the understanding of vernacular religions by moving beyond questions of national or traditional origins to illuminate how boundaries among hybrid practices evolved in a process of historical contingencies
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Midwest
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1970-
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Româan, Reinaldo L.
Dewey number
200.97291/09041
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
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adult
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Governing spirits: : religion, miracles, and spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956, Reinaldo L. Româan, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719845
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MWT11719845
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1 online resource
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Governing spirits: : religion, miracles, and spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956, Reinaldo L. Româan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719845
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11719845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11719845
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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