Based on religious ethnography, in-depth interviews and archival data, Indigeneity in African Religions explores the historical origins, worldviews, cosmologies, ritual symbolism and praxis of the indigenous Oza people in South West Nigeria. The author's locationality and positionality plugs the book within decolonizing knowledges and indigeneity discourses, thus unpacking the complexity of “indigeneity” and contributing to its conceptual understanding within socioreligious change in contemporary Africa. The future of Oza indigeneity in the face of modernity is illuminated against the backlash of encounters, contestations with multiple hegemonies, transmissions of Christianity and Islam and indigenous (re)appropriations. Thus, any theorizations of such encounters must be cognizant of instantiations of indigeneity politics and identity, culture, tradition and power dynamics. Through decolonizing burdens of history, memory and method, Afe Adogame demonstrates a framework of understanding Oza indigenous religious,sociocultural and political imaginaries.
The author's locationality and positionality plugs the book within decolonizing knowledges and indigeneity discourses, thus unpacking the complexity of “indigeneity” and contributing to its conceptual understanding within socioreligious ...
Author: Afe Adogame
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Based on religious ethnography, in-depth interviews and use of archival sources, Indigeneity in African Religions is the first book to explore the historical origins, worldviews, cosmologies, ritual practice and symbolism of the indigenous Oza people in south-western Nigeria. In the context of enormous social, cultural, political, economic and religious change, the book provides crucial empirical insight. Engaging with methodological and theoretical questions that are relevant to the study of religion in Africa more broadly, Afe Adogame and Olusegun Lawani reveal the complexity of `indigeneity' in the context of modern religious change in contemporary African milieus. The book contributes to the conceptual understanding of indigeneity, not as a static and stable signifier but as a highly dynamic and modern phenomenon. Topics covered include oral narratives, myths, music, songs, and dances. The authors explore the names, functions and symbolism of deities, ancestors and spirits in Oza indigenous society, as well as the rites of passage, and evil, sorcery and witchcraft. The final chapter looks ahead and critically explores the future of Oza indigeneity in the face of modernity.
1. Indigeneity: The Problem of Definition and the Definition of a Problem -- 2.
Author: Afeosemime Unuose Adogame
Part of the series Key Concepts in Indigenous Studies, this book focuses on the concepts that recur in any discussion of nature, culture and society among the indigenous. The book, the third in a five-volume series, deals with the two key concepts of indigeneity and nation of indigenous people from all the continents of the world. With contributions from renowned scholars, activists and experts across the globe, it looks at issues and ideas of indigeneity, nationhood, nationality, State, identity, selfhood, constitutionalism, and citizenship in Africa, North America, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Oceania, India, and Southeast Asia from philosophical, cultural, historical and literary points of view. Bringing together academic insights and experiences from the ground, this unique book with its wide coverage will serve as a comprehensive guide for students, teachers and scholars of indigenous studies. It will be essential reading for those in social and cultural anthropology, tribal studies, sociology and social exclusion studies, politics, religion and theology, cultural studies, literary and postcolonial studies, Third World and Global South studies, as well as activists working with indigenous communities.
Part of the series Key Concepts in Indigenous Studies, this book focuses on the concepts that recur in any discussion of nature, culture and society among the indigenous.
Author: G. N. Devy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
Global Indigenous Communities is a wide-ranging examination of global Indigenous communities that continue to suffer from colonization and assimilation issues, including intergenerational trauma. The scholarship is interdisciplinary; it is not easily categorized as sociology, anthropology, ethnography, or philosophy, but cuts across all of these disciplines, as well as Indigenous methodologies. The book not only presents an academic study of Indigenous issues, covering Indigenous community life, religion, the environment, economic matters, education, and healthcare, but also incorporates contributions from Carol Locust, EdD, that reflect on her lifetime of experience in Indigenous education and healthcare. Each studied prism of Indigenous life is revealed to be impacted by the experience of intergenerational trauma that results from continued colonization. Ultimately, this book aims to bridge the communication gap between Western and Indigenous scholarship and readership, artfully combining Indigenous approaches with a traditional academic style. Lavonna L. Lovern is Professor at Valdosta State University, USA, where she teaches philosophy and religious studies and Native American and Indigenous studies. She has published on American Indian issues in health and disability, including a previous book with Dr. Locust entitled Native American Communities on Health and Disability: Borderland Dialogues (2013). Recent publications also include Fostering a Climate of Inclusion in the College Classroom: The Missing Voice of the Humanities (2018), "Indigenous Perspectives on Difference: A Case for Inclusion" (2017, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies), and Critical Pedagogy for Native American Education Policy: Habermas, Freire, and Emancipatory Education (2015, co-authored with F.E. Knowles). With contributions by Carol Locust, EdD Carol Locust, EdD, is Eastern Cherokee. She has worked with various tribes throughout her career, traveling internationally to speak to Indigenous issues of health, disability, and education. Dr. Locust's publications include Native American Communities on Health and Disability: Borderland Dialogues (2013, co-authored with Lavonna L. Lovern) and "Wounding the Spirit: Discrimination and Traditional American Indian Belief Systems" (1988, Harvard Educational Review). Dr. Locust is now retired from the University of Arizona, USA, where she was affiliated with the Native American Cardiology Unit.
Ultimately, this book aims to bridge the communication gap between Western and Indigenous scholarship and readership, artfully combining Indigenous approaches with a traditional academic style.
Author: Lavonna L. Lovern
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Critical criminology
This handbook places emphasis on modern/contemporary times, and offers relevant sophisticated and comprehensive overviews. It aims to emphasize the religious, economic, political, cultural and social connections between Africa and the rest of the world and features comparisons as well as an interdisciplinary approach in order to examine the place of Africa in global history. "This book makes an important contribution to the discussion on the place of Africa in the world and of the world in Africa. An outstanding work of scholarship, it powerfully demonstrates that Africa is not marginal to global concerns. Its labor and resources have made our world, and the continent deserves our respect." – Mukhtar Umar Bunza, Professor of Social History, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and Commissioner for Higher Education, Kebbi State, Nigeria "This is a deep plunge into the critical place of Africa in global history. The handbook blends a rich set of important tapestries and analysis of the conceptual framework of African diaspora histories, imperialism and globalization. By foregrounding the authentic voices of African interpreters of transnational interactions and exchanges, the Handbook demonstrates a genuine commitment to the promotion of decolonized and indigenous knowledge on African continent and its peoples." – Samuel Oloruntoba, Visiting Research Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University
wonders of global African religion in its historic and contemporary unfolding. ... Traditionally the tendency has been to ascribe indigeneity to African religion based on historical origins and geographic location.
Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Olorunfemi Dada is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Religions (Comparative Religious Studies) at University of Ilorin, ... mobility; African religions in the Diaspora; indigeneity, land, ethnicity; urbanism, post- coloniality; ...
Author: Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe
Publisher: Springer Nature
Like an ecosystem, cities develop, change, thrive, adapt, expand, and contract through the interaction of myriad components. Religion is one of those living parts, shaping and being shaped by urban contexts. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities is an outstanding interdisciplinary reference source to the key topics, problems, and methodologies of this cutting-edge subject. Representing a diverse array of cities and religions, the common analytical approach is ecological and spatial. It is the first collection of its kind and reflects state-of-the-art research focusing on the interaction of religions and their urban contexts. Comprising 29 chapters, by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into three parts: Research methodologies Religious frameworks and ideologies in urban contexts Contemporary issues in religion and cities Within these sections, emerging research and analysis of current dynamics of urban religions are examined, including: housing, economics, and gentrification; sacred ritual and public space; immigration and the refugee crisis; political conflicts and social change; ethnic and religious diversity; urban policy and religion; racial justice; architecture and the built environment; religious art and symbology; religion and urban violence; technology and smart cities; the challenge of climate change for global cities; and religious meaning-making of the city. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies and urban studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as sociology, history, architecture, urban planning, theology, social work, and cultural studies.
His research interests include religion, space, and place; critical spatial theories; African indigenous religions, indigeneity, and land; material religion; African religions in the diaspora; African urbanism and the spatiality of ...
Author: Katie Day
This book reconstructs the connection between religion and migration, drawing on post-colonial perspectives to shed light on what religion can contribute to migrant encounters. Examining the resources and motives for hospitality as lived in Christian contexts in the Nordic region, it addresses the content of talk about religion in public discourse, the concept having become something of an empty signifier in debates surrounding migration. Multidisciplinary in approach, this volume demonstrates that religion is not, in fact, an empty signifier, but gains substance through practice and interpretation. Considering the undeveloped potentiality of religion and the manner in which the unseen religious perspective in secularity becomes manifest in practice, this volume will appeal to social scientists and scholars of religion with interests in migration, refugee studies, theology, and Christian practice.
Federico Settler is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sociology of African Religions at the University of Kwazulu-Natal ... and the Post-Colonial State: The Domestication of Indigeneity and African Nationalism in South Africa (2010).
Author: Cecilia Nahnfeldt
Category: Social Science
World Christianity and Interfaith Relations makes the case that religion is not partitioned off from the secular in the Global South the way it is in the Global North. Rather, religion is deeply integrated into the lives of those in the Global South, even though "secularism" officially predominates.
His research interests include religion, space, and place; critical spatial theories; data science; remote sensing; GIS and cartography; African Indigenous religions, Indigeneity, and land; material religion; African religions in the ...
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers