9780822356745-0822356740-Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women

Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women

ISBN-13: 9780822356745
ISBN-10: 0822356740
Author: Manigault-Bryant, LeRhonda S.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822356745
ISBN-10: 0822356740
Author: Manigault-Bryant, LeRhonda S.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 304 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Manigault-Bryant, LeRhonda S. wrote Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women comprising 304 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822356740 and 9780822356745. Since then Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 9.37 or rent at the marketplace.

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Talking to the Dead is an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. These women communicate with their ancestors through dreams, prayer, and visions and traditional crafts and customs, such as storytelling, basket making, and ecstatic singing in their churches. Like other Gullah/Geechee women of the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, these women, through their active communication with the deceased, make choices and receive guidance about how to live out their faith and engage with the living. LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant emphasizes that this communication affirms the women's spiritual faith—which seamlessly integrates Christian and folk traditions—and reinforces their position as powerful culture keepers within Gullah/Geechee society. By looking in depth at this long-standing spiritual practice, Manigault-Bryant highlights the subversive ingenuity that lowcountry inhabitants use to thrive spiritually and to maintain a sense of continuity with the past.
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