The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950 / Edition 3

The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950 / Edition 3

by Robert A. Orsi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300157525

ISBN-13: 9780300157529

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Robert A. Orsi’s classic study of popular religion in Italian Harlem. In a new preface, Orsi discusses significant shifts in the field of religious history and calls for new ways of empirically studying divine presences in human life.

"The Madonna of 115th Street has over the last quarter century become a classic

Overview

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Robert A. Orsi’s classic study of popular religion in Italian Harlem. In a new preface, Orsi discusses significant shifts in the field of religious history and calls for new ways of empirically studying divine presences in human life.

"The Madonna of 115th Street has over the last quarter century become a classic of American religious history. There are few books that I have enjoyed teaching more over the years and even fewer that have taught me as much about American Catholic history."—Leigh E. Schmidt, author of Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300157529
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
823,262
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Third Edition ix

Introduction to the Second Edition xxvii

Introduction: Popular Religion and Italian Harlem lvii

1 The Days and Nights of the Festa 1

2 Italian Harlem 14

3 The Origins of the Devotion to Mount Carmel in Italian Harlem 50

4 The Domus-Centered Society 75

5 Conflicts in the Domus 107

Conflict 109

Women in Italian Harlem 129

6 Toward an Inner History of Immigration 150

7 The Meanings of the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street 163

The Devotion and the Community of Immigrants 163

The Devotion and the People's Faithfulness to Italy and Southern Italian Traditions 168

The Devotion and the Domus 171

The Shaping of Cora Harlem 178

The Community Reveals Itself to Itself 186

The Devotion and the Larger Collectivities of the City and Nation 188

Success 191

Healing and the Sense World of the Festa 193

The Italian Way of Being Human 195

The Festa and the World of Work 197

From Suffering to Sacrifice 202

Women and the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street 204

Power 217

8 The Theology of the Streets 219

A Note on Abbreviations 233

Notes 235

Selected Bibliography 271

Index 283

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