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By Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

Santería is an African-inspired, Cuban diaspora faith lengthy stigmatized as witchcraft and sometimes disregarded as superstition, but its spirit- and possession-based practices are quickly profitable adherents internationally. Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús introduces the time period “copresence” to catch the present transnational event of Santería, during which racialized and gendered spirits, deities, clergymen, and non secular tourists remake neighborhood, nationwide, and political obstacles and reconfigure notions of know-how and transnationalism. Drawing on 8 years of ethnographic examine in Havana and Matanzas, Cuba, and in ny urban, Miami, la, and the San Francisco Bay zone, Beliso-De Jesús strains the phenomenon of copresence within the lives of Santería practitioners, mapping its emergence in transnational locations and old moments and its ritual negotiation of race, imperialism, gender, sexuality, and non secular shuttle. Santería’s spirits, deities, and practitioners let electronic applied sciences for use in new methods, inciting certain encounters via video and different media. taking out conventional perceptions of Santería as a static, localized perform or as a part of a mythologized “past,” this publication emphasizes the religion’s dynamic circulations and demands nontranscendental understandings of non secular transnationalisms.

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