By Randy P Lundschien Conner,David Sparks

ISBN-10: 1560233508

ISBN-13: 9781560233503

ISBN-10: 1560233516

ISBN-13: 9781560233510

What roles do queer and transgender humans play within the African diasporic religions? Queering Creole non secular Traditions: Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgender Participation in African-Inspired Traditions within the Americas is a groundbreaking scholarly exploration of this long-neglected topic. It deals transparent perception into the complicated dynamics of gender and sexual orientation, people and deities, and race and ethnicity, inside those richly nuanced non secular practices.

Queering Creole non secular Traditions explores the ways that gender complexity and same-sex intimacy are indispensable to the first ideals and practices of those faiths. It starts with a finished assessment of Vodou, Santeria, and different African-based religions. the second one part contains huge, revealing interviews with practitioners who provide perception into the intersection in their ideals, their sexual orientation, and their gender id. eventually, it presents a robust research of the methods those traditions have encouraged artists, musicians, and writers corresponding to Audre Lorde, in addition to informative interviews with the artists themselves.

In Queering Creole non secular Traditions, you'll find:

  • how the presence of androgynous divinities impacts either religion and perform in Vodou, Candomble, Santeria, and different Creole religions
  • how the phenomenon of ownership or embodiment through a god or goddess may well validate queer id and nurture gender complexity
  • who practices the African-derived religious traditions, what they suspect, and who their deities are
  • how those faiths have motivated the paintings and aesthetic traditions of the West

This landmark ebook opens a desirable new global of suggestion and trust. The authors offer rigorous documentation and flawless scholarly procedure in addition to own event and the testimony of believers. Queering Creole religious Traditions sheds new mild on extensively various fields: LGBT experiences and the theology of the African diaspora. an intensive bibliography issues the right way to additional examine, and an in depth picture gallery presents a distinct examine the believers and their practices. each library with holdings in queer concept, African mythology, or sociology of faith must have this landmark volume.

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