By Akinwumi Ogundiran,Paula Saunders

Focusing on daily rituals, the essays during this quantity examine spheres of social motion and the areas during the Atlantic global the place African–descended groups have expressed their values, rules, ideals, and spirituality in fabric phrases. The individuals hint the influence of encounters with the Atlantic international on African cultural formation, how entanglement with trade, commodification, and enslavement and with colonialism, emancipation, and self-rule manifested itself within the shaping of formality acts reminiscent of these linked to beginning, demise, therapeutic, and safety. Taken as an entire, the booklet bargains new views on what the fabrics of rituals can let us know concerning the intimate techniques of cultural transformation and the dynamics of the human condition.

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