Seminário "Race-politics in Afro-Cuban religions: why it should not always matter"

Abstract

This paper reconsiders the way race-politics are made manifest in Afro-Cuban religiosity. Approaching critically the existing literature, it tries to argue that an active effort to make explicit issues of race and how they have mattered historically co-exists with a seemingly contradictory but equally active effort to express that race should not (always) matter. This latter effort, rather than historically, it is materialized mythically and practically or, as Sahlins would have it, mythopractically. Nevertheless, this is not done in competition to the historical dimension but adds to it a very critical edge that has been lacking in conventional understandings of race-politics.

Bionote

Paper presented by Anastasios Panagitopoulos. Post-doctoral researcher in CRIA/FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Anastasios did his B.A. in Sociology at the University of Crete, Greece. Then went on by doing his M.A. and PhD at the University of Edinburgh, UK. In his current postdoctoral position, he is focusing on the relation of Afro-Cuban religions and Cuban politics, as well as the transnational dimensions of the former.

 

17.03.2016 | by claudiar | religiao, seminário

Ramadão 2011/ 1432

O Ramadão começa amanhã uma hora antes do nascer do sol e durará um mês.

O calendário de jejum deste ano encontra-se no site da Comunidade Islâmica de Lisboa. Existem muitos sites onde podem procurar informação, recomendo o da Comunidade Islâmica e o “Vert-Islam”, muito completo e onde poderão ainda escutar algumas sourates do Al-Corão recitadas via leitor mp3.

31.07.2011 | by ritadamasio | islão, ramadão, religiao

"The Forgotten Diaspora. Jewish Communities in West Africa and the Making of Atlantic World"

Lançamento/Debate da obra da autoria dos professores Peter Mark e José da Silva Horta publicada pela Cambridge University Press, amanhã, dia 3 de Junho, pelas 18h00, no Anfiteatro III da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. A sessão terá como comentadores os professores José Augusto Ramos, Vítor Serrão e Wilson Trajano Filho.

 

02.06.2011 | by ritadamasio | conferência, cultura, debate, diáspora, religiao, West Africa. africa ocidental