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Diana Espírito Santo

, calling us to resist taking as a starting point the notion that Afro-Cuban religions exist ipso facto (see also Espírito Santo and Panagiotopoulos 2015 ). The pliable, tentacular character of Afro-Cuban ‘religions’, in my view, already presupposes an

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Bringing Slavery into the Light in Postcolonial Portugal

The rhetoric and poetics of a slavery exhibition

Paula Mota Santos

exhibition, as well as on the latter's postcolonial gaze ripe with imperial continuities ( Santos 2018b ). Relevant to the analysis presented here is the fact that in the 2010 exhibition the actual remains of some of the dead enslaved Africans were on

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Recursivity and the Self-Reflexive Cosmos

Tricksters in Cuban and Brazilian Spirit Mediumship Practices

Diana Espírito Santo

Cuba’s foremost popular religious cult, Santería, which bears strong West African influences, most of the 20 or so venerated oricha gods, or santos , as they are known, have multiple avatars, called caminos , or paths, sometimes as many as 21

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Ana Margarida Sousa Santos

, 2010 ; Santos 2011 ; West 2005 ). Frelimo has traditionally won national and local elections in Cabo Delgado by comfortable margins, maintaining a strong support base among the Makonde (cf. Israel 2006 ). It is in this context that Mocímboa is

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Paula Mota Santos and Hugo DeBlock

‘i. The third article is strongly rooted in issues of race and museum-like practices. With Paula Mota Santos's article, we move from the Americas to Europe, and in the latter, to Portugal in particular. Mota Santos analyzes the first permanent slavery

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Fernando Antonio Ignacio González, Maria Emma Santos, and Silvia London

multidimensional. El trabajo se encuadra dentro de aquella literatura que explora la relación entre crecimiento y desigualdad ( Brida et al., 2020 ), pero especialmente en aquella que concibe a la pobreza como un fenómeno multidimensional ( Alkire & Santos, 2010

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Anxiety and learning

Cultural polarisation in social science courses

Jose Leonardo Santos


University social science instructors sometimes encounter student silence or quarrels around culturally contentious subjects. In a culture that promotes distrust around the issues they teach, how do professors perceive and cope with such difficulties? Preliminary research using qualitative interviews with teachers from two different US universities explores problems they encounter and strategies they employ in the face of student struggles with nuance and a phenomenon referred to here as polarisation anxiety. Professors strategise how to teach the complexity of phenomenon some students have been culturally predisposed to oversimplify, polarise or remain silent about.

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An Author Meets Her Critics

Around "The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition" by Emma Cohen

Diana Espirito Santo, Arnaud Halloy, Pierre Liénard, and Emma Cohen

“Why spirits?” asks Emma Cohen (97)—why are concepts of intentional and agentive supernatural beings such as spirits and gods so prevalent cross-culturally? What makes them appealing, contagious, and lasting? And what kinds of assumptions about the world and its workings do they entail and do they generate? In The Mind Possessed, Cohen offers us some answers; to some degree by appealing to her ethnography of the Afro-Brazilian practice of batuque in the Amazon-bordering town of Belém, but mostly by subordinating particularistic concerns to what she considers more general ‘scientific’ ones. However, it may be the questions, rather than the answers, that merit revising.

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John Bodinger de Uriarte, Paula Mota Santos, and Song Yun

Randy Malamud, The Importance of Elsewhere: The Globalist Humanist Tourist. Chicago/Intellect, The University of Chicago Press, 2018, vii + 236 pp., ISBN-13: 978-1783208746, $29.50 (paperback).

Mark Rice, Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth Century Peru (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2018), xvi + 253 pp., ISBN 978-1-4696-4353-3, $28.75 (paperback).

Jeffrey Mather, Twentieth-Century Literary Encounters in China: Modernism, Travel, and Form (New York: Routledge, 2020), ix + 182 pp., ISBN 978-1-03-208815-0, US $48.95 (paperback).

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Nicholas Ferns, David Farley, Sue Beeton, Paula Mota Santos, and Rachel Luchmun

Carla Manfredi. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Impressions: Photography and Travel Writing, 1888–1894 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), 256 pp., ISBN: 978-3-319-98312-7, €69.99 (hardcover).

Richard Ivan Jobs. Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017) 360pp, ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46203-5, $35.00 (paper).

Youngmin Choe. Tourist Distractions: Travelling and Feeling in Transnational Hallyu Cinema (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016), xii + 252pp., ISBN-978-0-8223-6130-5, $60.99 (pbk).

Valerio Simoni. Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba (Oxford; Berghahn, 2016), 282+xvi pp, ISBN 978-1-78533-833-5, $27.95 (paperback).

Sabine Marschall. Tourism and Memories of Home: Migrants, Displaced People, Exiles and Diasporic Communities (Bristol: Channel View Publications, 2017), xv + 288 pp., ISBN 13: 978-1-84541-602-7, $49.95 (paperback).