Search for dissertations about: "Afro-Cuba"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the word Afro-Cuba.

  1. 1. Santería healing in Cuba

    Author : Johan Wedel; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Cuba; Santería; Afro-Cuba; religious healing; medical anthropology; medicine; rituals;

    Abstract : In Cuba, from the early twentieth century up until today, the Afro-Cuban religious tradition santería has stood for health, protection, and a meaningful life for many Cubans. Santería, which has its roots in Africa and the religious beliefs of the Yoruba slaves, is currently flourishing, with both Cubans and foreigners turning to it for help in instances of ill-health. READ MORE