The Resource Divining the self: : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love, (ebook)

Divining the self: : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love, (ebook)

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Divining the self: : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness
Title
Divining the self:
Title remainder
a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Velma E. Love
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Language
eng
Summary
Divining the Self weaves elements of personal narrative, myth, history, and interpretive analysis into a vibrant tapestry that reflects the textured, embodied, and performative nature of scripture and scripturalizing practices. Velma Love examines the Odu-the Yoruba sacred scriptures-along with the accompanying mythology, philosophy, and ritual technologies engaged by African Americans. Drawing from the personal narratives of African American Ifa practitioners along with additional ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Oyotunji African Village, South Carolina, and New York City, Love's work explores the ways in which an ancient worldview survives in modern times. Divining the Self also takes up the challenge of determining what it means for the scholar of religion to study scripture as both text and performance. This work provides an excellent case study of the sociocultural phenomenon of scripturalizing practices
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Midwest
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1949-
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Love, Velma E.
Dewey number
299.6833300973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Signifying on Scriptures
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  • African Americans
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Ifa (Religion)
  • Orishas
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Divining the self: : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • electronic
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9780271069203
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11635830
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11635830
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MWT11635830
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Divining the self: : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271069203
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11635830
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11635830
System control number
MWT11635830
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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