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Ann Grodzins Gold

Ann Grodzins Gold, Bhrigupati Singh, Farhana Ibrahim, Edward Simpson, and Kirin Narayan

within the bounded domain of a deity. My turn to ecological issues began with these ‘sacred groves’, but I soon realized the limits of this approach. Accordingly, my fieldwork shifted gradually but radically as I began to gather oral histories of

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Erick White

difficult to write since possession is not generally a topic considered worth documenting by local intellectuals, historians, or religious specialists. Beyond oral histories, for example, there is little data available for reconstructing, even if only

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

and resistance. Another important figure among the ancestors in capoeira Angola is Besouro Preto, the ‘black beetle’. Besouro, a character that first appeared in the oral history of Salvador during the early twentieth century, was a man who current

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Eileen Barker

Linda Woodhead, James T. Richardson, Martyn Percy, Catherine Wessinger, and Eileen Barker

oral history project with surviving Branch Davidians, which has produced three autobiographies. Since we have often roomed together at conferences, I know that wherever Eileen travels in the world, she visits and interviews members of NRMs. She

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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

written history (archives, newspapers, court cases) and oral history or ethnography could have been considered in this research. In this way, testimonies of the elderly in the Caribbean could have been added to the study of ‘obeah prosecutions from the

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J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour, and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

histories, Ijesha itan , the oral histories or charters of social institutions such as title holders, lineages, and communities, remained important at the time of John’s study. A central feature of chieftaincy itan was their paradigmatic quality in