Our Lady of the Exile: Diasporic Religion at a Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami / Edition 1

Our Lady of the Exile: Diasporic Religion at a Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami / Edition 1

by Thomas A. Tweed
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195155939

ISBN-13: 9780195155938

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Our Lady of the Exile is a study of Cuban-American popular Catholicism, focusing on the shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami. Drawing on a wide range of sources and using both historical and ethnographic methods, the book examines the religious life of the Cuban exiles who visit the shrine. While the book focuses on Cuban exiles in Miami, it moves beyond case study…  See more details below

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Our Lady of the Exile is a study of Cuban-American popular Catholicism, focusing on the shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami. Drawing on a wide range of sources and using both historical and ethnographic methods, the book examines the religious life of the Cuban exiles who visit the shrine. While the book focuses on Cuban exiles in Miami, it moves beyond case study as it explores larger issues concerning religion, identity, and place. How do migrants relate to their homeland? How do they understand themselves after they have been displaced? What role does religion play among these diasporic groups? Building on this study of one exiled group, Tweed proposes a theory of diasporic religion that promises to illuminate the experiences of other groups that have been displaced from their native land. As the first book-length analysis of Cuban-American Catholicism, Tweed's book will be an invaluable resource to not only scholars and students of Religious Studies, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies but also those who study cultural anthropology, human geography, and Latin American history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195155938
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Religion in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Sources and Methods5
Argument and Organization10
1The Virgin's Exile: The Cuban Patroness and the Diaspora in Miami15
2Santeria, Catholicism, and Evangelization: Struggles for Religious Identity43
3Diverse Devotees, Plural Practices, and Multiple Meanings56
4Nationalism, Religion, and Diasporic Identity: An Interpretive Framework83
5Religious Artifacts and Diasporic Identity99
6Religious Rituals and Diasporic Identity116
Postscript: Religion, Place, and Displacement134
App. A: Chronology143
App. BEnglish-Language Version of the Structured Interview Questions146
Notes149
Select Bibliography197
Index216

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