Bastide on Religion: The Invention of Candomble

1st Edition

Michel Despland

Routledge
Published September 10, 2008
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781845533663 - CAT# Y174871
Series: Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion

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Summary

Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. The volume focuses on Bastide's study of Afro-Brazilian religions, in particular his study of Candomble, a religion born from the contact between African and Brazilian cultures. The book outlines Bastide's work on acculturation, his concept of the relationship between religion and culture, and his challenge to many dominant approaches to economic development.

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