Page of

Ritual Piracy

Ritual Piracy

Or Creolization with an Attitude

Chapter:
(p.109) Ritual Piracy
Source:
Creolization as Cultural Creativity
Author(s):
Raquel Romberg
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.003.0005

This chapter explores the religious creolization practices by the espiritista bruja(witch healers). It explains that religious creolization has stemmed from the institutionalization of a religion by a colonial hegemony. This creolization process was said to have been a form of “ritual piracy” resulting from irreverent appropriations or plunder of hegemonic religious symbols, rituals, and gestures.

Keywords:   creolization, ritual piracy, institutionalization, religious creolization practices, espiritista bruja

Sign In

Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy and Legal Notice