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ERIC Number: EJ1058854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0741-0883
Finding the Written in Unexpected Places: Literacy in the Maintenance and Practice of Lukumí Rituals and Traditions
Pogue, Tiffany D.
Written Communication, v32 n2 p174-194 Apr 2015
This study describes the use of literacy--including the written word--in the maintenance and practice of Lukumí, a Diasporic African spiritual tradition. While Lukumí is decidedly orally transmitted, the written word is still a critical part of its contemporary practice. Relying on data collected during participant observation of ceremonies and rituals, semistructured interviews and focus groups, the study reveals the ways in which orality, material culture, and the written word exist within a communicative continuum critical to Lukumí devotion and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Florida; Georgia; New York; Pennsylvania