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The Resource Religion in the kitchen : cooking, talking, and the making of Black Atlantic traditions, Elizabeth Pérez

Religion in the kitchen : cooking, talking, and the making of Black Atlantic traditions, Elizabeth Pérez

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Religion in the kitchen : cooking, talking, and the making of Black Atlantic traditions
Title
Religion in the kitchen
Title remainder
cooking, talking, and the making of Black Atlantic traditions
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Pérez
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before honey can be offered to the Afro-Cuban deity Ochún, it must be tasted, to prove to her that it is good. In African-inspired religions throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, such gestures instill the attitudes that turn participants into practitioners. Acquiring deep knowledge of the diets of the gods and ancestors constructs adherents' identities; to learn to fix the gods' favorite dishes is to be "seasoned" into their service. In this innovative work, Elizabeth Pérez reveals how seemingly trivial "micropractices" such as the preparation of sacred foods, are complex rituals in their own right. Drawing on years of ethnographic research in Chicago among practitioners of Lucumí, the transnational tradition popularly known as Santería, Pérez focuses on the behind-the-scenes work of the primarily women and gay men responsible for feeding the gods. She reveals how cooking and talking around the kitchen table have played vital socializing roles in Black Atlantic religions. Entering the world of divine desires and the varied flavors that speak to them, this volume takes a fresh approach to the anthropology of religion. Its richly textured portrait of a predominantly African-American Lucumí community reconceptualizes race, gender, sexuality, and affect in the formation of religious identity, proposing that every religion coalesces and sustains itself through its own secret recipe of micropractices. (Back cover)
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
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Pérez, Elizabeth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2532.S3
LC item number
P43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
North American religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santeria
  • Cooking
  • Blacks
  • Afroamerikanischer Synkretismus
  • Kochen
  • Konversation
  • Kult
  • Ritual
  • Santería
Label
Religion in the kitchen : cooking, talking, and the making of Black Atlantic traditions, Elizabeth Pérez
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Ordinary home cooking -- Part II. Kitchen work -- Part III. Kitchen talk -- Conclusion
Control code
926743499
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 298 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781479839551
Lccn
2015031341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025773139
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926743499
Label
Religion in the kitchen : cooking, talking, and the making of Black Atlantic traditions, Elizabeth Pérez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Ordinary home cooking -- Part II. Kitchen work -- Part III. Kitchen talk -- Conclusion
Control code
926743499
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 298 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781479839551
Lccn
2015031341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025773139
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926743499

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